Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 21  Iyyar 5777  | bethhatfiloh.org
June Bean
Constance Shapiro
Barry Aronovitch
Ronald Doelle
Jean Medley
Naomi Siegel
Harold Kozerski
Perle Schrager
Jeanette Lee 
Lee Hollander
Joseph Gentile
Lawrence Scheier
Alan E. Goldberg
William Halpern
Nathan Perrin
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.
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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, May 19
6:00 p.m. Family shabbat service

6:45 p.m. Potluck dinner

Saturday, May 20
Mussar begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by service at 10:30 a.m.

Candlelighting: 8:28  p.m.

Mussar Morning & Service
Saturday, May 20
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
Dying Happens, Let's Talk
Wednesday, May 17
7:00 p.m.

Lisa Brodoff will do an overview of the legal tools and planning options available to prepare for three events:  a possible future inability to make your own health care, end of life, and financial decisions; financing the high cost of long term care needs; and for your family, property, and body upon your death.  She will then focus in on how to plan ahead for an Alzheimer's or other dementia diagnoses with mental health advance directives.
Jews Who Bowl
Sunday, May 21
2:00 p.m.
Join TBH at Westside Lanes, 2010
Harrison Ave NW in Olympia
. Cost per person is $6 for one game, $10 for two
games. All are welcome. Bring family
and friends!
Registration is Open
Camp Ruach Shoveva
Monday, July 31-Friday, August 4

It's time to register for camp! Camp Ruach Shoveva will be meeting for one week, July 31-August 4. Camp is open to kids going 1st-5th grade and meets at TBH from 9 am to 3 pm. Campers spend a week exploring Jewish art, theater, cooking and relationship building. For registration materials and/or questions, contact Catherine.  Print and fill out the PDF registration form.
Coming Up
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. 
Tuesday, May 30
8:00 p.m.

Shavuot is the holiday when we celebrate the biblical  story of Sinai, when the Israelites received the torah,  formed a covenant and established a new community,  while it doesn't have an obvious ritual like the Seder
on Passover, Shavuot is marked by engaging in  meaningful study (and eating dairy foods like  cheesecake!). Join us as we spend the evening into  night in meaningful  study, reflection, prayer
and song. Stay tuned for  specific program  elements.
TBH Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 11
10:00 a.m.

Before the Annual meeting we'll gather to celebrate  another year together, to vote, and - yes - to eat. At 10:00  am, we'll have the Annual Meeting with updates from  board members and committee chairs followed by  discussion and review of the budget for next year. Annual  meeting packets will be mailed at the end of May. If you  don't received your packet the first week of June, please call the TBH office.  Come, Eat, and Vote!
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.
Shakespeare In Hollywood
May 5 to May 21
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Don't miss this comedy based on the 1935 filming of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," by director Max Reinhardt, an Austrian native and refugee from the Nazi scourge. In the play, Reinhardt (played by TBH member Paul Parker) persuades Jack Warner at Warner Brothers to produce a movie of the Shakespeare masterpiece.

The Hollywood censor, Will Hays, reminds Reinhardt of the heavy hand of censorship and bullying he saw in his homeland. When the actors cast as Oberon and Puck drop out, they are replaced by the Shakespearean fairies from the woods near Athens, who somehow ended up in Hollywood.

This production at Olympia Little Theatre opens on Friday, May 5 and closes on May 21. Call the theatre for times and tickets: (360) 786-9484 or  visit olympialittletheater.org.
SAVE THE DATE: Second Annual Jewish Community Night at Safeco Field
Tuesday, June 6
7:10 p.m.

Tuesday June 6th is Jewish Night as the Mariners take on the Minnesota Twins. Get a free Hebrew Mariners' hat and sit with fellow TBHers. Contact Laura Schrager at shilanski@aol.com or tbh@bethhatfiloh.org to express interest in buying a ticket. Say how many tickets you want and whether you want $20 or $30 tickets by May 24th and we'll buy a block of tickets.

For more information about purchasing your own tickets,  download the PDF flyer.

Opposing Team: Minnesota Twins

Ticket Prices:
$20 for View Level; $30 for Main Level (AND your ticket comes with a cool, vintage-logo hat that says "Mariners" in Hebrew)

Purchasing Tickets: Visit this page on the Mariner's website or call Elizabeth McCloskey at (206) 346-4519 to do a group reservation.
Around the Congregation
Happy Birthday! 
16   Kay McKenzie
19   Kim Adelson
20   Danny Kadden
21    Linda Blustein

Please let the office know your life-cycle news!
Do you have a 'go to' recipe that has a 'wow' factor that often garners praise from family and friends?  If so, Julie Frank, Erin Syversen, and their ad hoc committee: The TBH Cookbook Project would like to talk to you! We are looking for kosher & kosher for Passover entree and side-dish recipes; baking recipes; appetizers; desserts; vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and drink recipes. NOTE: Space is limited in cookbook. Therefore not every recipe received will make it into the cookbook. Please send your recipe to:  
with a subject line description of: RECIPE.
The TBH Cookbook Project is an ad hoc committee with a goal of producing a cookbook for purchase by September 10, 2017. All proceeds will go to Temple Beth Hatfiloh. We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:  
  • Recipe down-select
  • Deciding cookbook design & layout
  • Selecting a cookbook production vendor
  • Cookbook marketing
  • Photographer/Interviewer
  • Data entry
  • Trial kitchen participants (Taste Test!)
This will be a very streamlined project due to the production & purchase by date. So if you have the interest, energy, and time-please join us! I promise it will be a lot of work but it will also be a lot of fun, too! Did I mention that we will be taste-testing the recipes? Please send an e-mail letting me know which area you are most interested in volunteering for to:
with a subject line description of: COMMITTEE.
Practices & Games 

Join us for weekly games in Olympia's non-competitive co-ed softball league. We will be playing this year on Monday nights starting on June 5th. There will be some practices in May, so sign up now! Contact Jocelyn Brown at jocbrown3@gmail.com or tbh@bethhatfiloh.org for more information.

We desperately need pitchers, so please join us for the practices and consider signing up if you think you can help out. We are guaranteed 14 games, with doubleheaders most weeks of the season.

We are looking for volunteers who enjoy yard work! Please contact TBH if you are willing and able to help mow the grass around the building. Sign up once or help on a regular basis. E-mail Caroline at tbh@bethhatfiloh.org.
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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201 8th Ave SE
(Corner of 8th & Washington in Downtown Olympia)
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 754-8519