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Tammy Roth
Jim Wolfhagen
Yenta Rome
Rose Ferber
Dorothy Peckler
Cyrus David Goldberg
Mitchell Mandeberg
Leonard Ostrer
Zangwill Freed
Lawrence Strasberg
Joan Greene
Sadao Kishimoto
Hymann Posner
John Jerry Neff
Marion Denitz 
Contact Us
Rabbi Seth Goldstein

Catherine Carmel
Director of Jewish Family Life and Learning

Caroline Metzger
Community Engagement Coordinator

Laura Schrager
Board President
"Save Our Star" Campaign
We recently acquired a relic from the original TBH Temple - the 80-year-old stained glass Star of David window. The window, however, is damaged and in need of restoration.

We need to raise $1,500 for restoration costs. A generous matching grant is being offered if we can raise these funds by June 1, 2017. Read about and donate to the Save Our Star campaign! You may also contact TBH at (360) 754-8519 or tbh@bethhatfiloh.org to make a donation by check or credit card.
Donate
Your donations sustain our community. Make a donation to TBH in honor of someone, in memory of a loved one or in recognition of a special event in your life. (Or just because!) Thank you for your generosity and support.

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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, March 17
6:00 p.m. Family shabbat service  
6:45 p.m. Potluck dinner  

Saturday, March 18
Mussar begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by service at 11:00 a.m. with Rabbi David Zaslow.

Candlelighting: 7:03  p.m.

Rabbi David Zaslow
Saturday, March 18
11:00 a.m.

Following Morning Mussar at TBH,
join Rabbi David for a one-hour
service and Torah study. Rabbi
David's service will feature some of
the inspiring prayers and songs from
our Saturday morning service along
with a look at the Torah portion of
the week. He will call everyone up to
the Torah for a special aliyah with a
demonstration of what he calls Slow
Torah. He'll layn (chant) just a few
lines from the week's Torah portion
and unpack the amazing metaphors
that sit beneath the simple meaning
of the words.  Download the PDF flyer!

There will be a light lunch following Rabbi David Zaslow's service. An RSVP is not required, but would be appreciated. Please e-mail tbh@bethhatfiloh.org if you are planning to attend.
Happening This Week at TBH
SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENING EVENT!
Wise Women, Prophets, Fools, & Rabbis
Saturday, March 18
 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of Jewish
wisdom tales, Yiddish folktales,
Hasidic stories, and legends from
around the world. Come meet
peasants, wise women, prophets, rabbis, and holy fool found in our rich tradition of Jewish stories. This event is free and open to the public. Open the PDF flyer for more information.

Following Debra Zaslow's storytelling there will be a reception with book signing and refreshments. Please e-mail tbh@bethhatfiloh.org if you are able to bring some food for the reception.
Book Group: The Grammar of God - Aviya Kushner
Tuesday, March 21
7:00 pm

For readers of Bruce Feiler's Walking the Bible and Kathleen Norris's The Cloister Walk comes a powerful exploration of the Bible in translation. (228 pp.) Contact: Karen Greene at ekgisrael@gmail.com.
REGISTRATION OPEN!
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.
Community Seder
Tuesday, April 11
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the Festival of Freedom together with song and story at the annual Community Seder. Seder led by Rabbi Seth Goldstein, with the fully catered  meal by Rambling Jacks.

Reservations are required.

Ongoing
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.
Upcoming
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Blintzapalooza!
Sunday, March 26
10:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
 
Film Series: Havana Curveball
Saturday, April 1
7:00 p.m.

Mica is a typical young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah. An earnest kid, he takes to heart his Rabbi's requirement to help "heal the world." Imagining himself a savior of sorts, he launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull. He knows only that Cubans are poor and love baseball -- and that Cuba saved his grandpa's life during the Holocaust. (Documentary, 56 minutes, English) View the PDF flyer for details!
Around the Congregation
Happy Birthday! 
15   Samuel Barer
15   Lori Kishimoto
15   Bruce Sliverman
15   Bert Trobman
17   Jeff Bean
17   Tikva Glantz
18   Gerald Fay
19   Cliff Glantz
20   Camille Kettel
20   Erin Littauer 

Please let the office know your life-cycle news!
From the Chesed Committee
Soup is available for those in need of some TLC for any reason!
From Tikkun Olam Committee
From March 1st to April 14th,
the TBH Tikkun Olam Committee
is holding a Purim to Passover
Product Drive to support the YWCA Other Bank.

Please 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.
Help Needed for Blintzapalooza & Book Sale
Mark your calendars for the Blintzapalooza on Sunday, March 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at TBH! This year the recipients from our fundraiser will be Planned Parenthood's Teen Council, Cielo and Nisqually Land Trust. The League of Women Voters will receive a small gift too.

We need your help to ensure that the event is a success and these wonderful non-profits receive as much funding as possible.

Please bring used books to TBH during regular business hours and leave under the bench across from the office doors. We'll move them to the back of the sanctuary. 

Volunteer to help during the book sort on Sunday March 19, and the Book Sale on March 26. Contact Tikva Glantz at tikvaglantz@gmail.com to sign-up.

Volunteer to make bagel sandwiches; or join the set-up/clean-up crews. Contact Karen Farber at kpf555@gmail.com to sign-up.

Invite your family, friends and colleagues to join us for blintzes, bagels, and books!
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 "   

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Calendar
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. 

Temple Beth Hatfiloh | | tbh@bethhatfiloh.org | http://www.bethhatfiloh.org
201 8th Ave SE
(Corner of 8th & Washington in Downtown Olympia)
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 754-8519