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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 2  Nisan 5777  | bethhatfiloh.org
Yahrzeits
Richard Bamberger
Bernard Silverman
Bali Goldberg
Elizabeth Brocha
Ronald Philip Denitz
Al Levinson
Joseph Shill
Dave Alexander
Belle Goldstein
Nathan Schwartz
Jules Bank
Ruth C. Atkin
Sue Endres
Eva Shapiro
Irving Glickman
Robert Mann 
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
Thanks to everyone who donated to and shared information about OUR fundraising campaign. We reached our goal to received a matching donation!
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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 31
7:30 p.m.    Erev Shabbat Service

Lay-led by Laura Schrager.  Potluck oneg following.

Saturday, April 1
10:30 a.m.    Jewish with Meaning

Candlelighting: 7:22  p.m.

Shabbat Parashat Vayikra
Leviticus 1:1 - 5:26
Isaiah 43:21 - 44:23
Jewish with Meaning
Saturday, April 1
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

We will gather at 10:30 for food, ritual, experience, and discussion as we connect with our tradition on a deep level. All are welcome to join us.

This month we have
 guest facilitators. 
Toby and Jim Shulruff will be leading us in a session on preparing for Passover. 
Some may remember them as TBH members, teachers, and leaders before they moved to Portland several years ago.  We are excited to have them back this Shabbat, to share their insights and inspiration as we move into this season of our Liberation.

If you are able, please bring something for the potluck brunch, but come whether you bring food or not.
Happening This Week at TBH
Advancing in Hebrew
Wednesday, March 29
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, we are meeting on Wednesday only in March.
LAST FILM OF THE SEASON!
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!
Senior Schmooze
Tuesday, April 4
12:00 pm

Join us this month for a talk with Robert Perretz. Bob will be speaking about the movement to provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants to our country. Sam Rayor and Mellie Melville will be the dessert hosts.
From Tikkun Olam Committee: Product Drive
Through 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.
REGISTRATION OPEN!
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.

April Shabbat Salon
Friday, April 14
6:00 p.m. Service
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Speaker

Join us for our April Shabbat Salon. Next month our guest speaker is Lisa Hurwitz. She will discuss her upcoming documentary The Automat.

Reservations are required for the dinner only. Attendance at the service or speaker is open to all!

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.
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.
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.
Nefesh Mountain Concert: AJewish Bluegrass Bank
Thursday, March 30th
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Please join us for this exciting evening of music at Kilworth Memorial Chapel. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more on the University of Puget Sound website.
Around the Congregation
Happy Birthday! 
29   Howard Goldberg
30   Lynne Alfasso
30   Karen Farber
30   Harriet Trobman
31   Brian Boyd

Please let the office know your life-cycle news!
Frozen Blintzes for Sale!
If you missed out or didn't get enough on Sunday, frozen blintzes are for sale! $20 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!
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 "   

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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. 

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201 8th Ave SE
(Corner of 8th & Washington in Downtown Olympia)
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 754-8519