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Jack Snyder
Ruth Jaffe Farber
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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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Shabbat Shalom!
Friday, November 17
6:00 pm    Family Shabbat  Service

A potluck dinner  at 7:00 pm will follow the service.

Saturday, November 18
Mussar begins at 9:30 am followed by service at 10:30 am

Mussar Morning & Service 
Saturday, October 21
9:30 am, Mussar   
10:30 am, 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
On War and Peace
Sunday, November 19
10:30 am - Morning presentation
1:00 pm - Afternoon presentation

Temple Beth Hatfiloh is honored to welcome Emanuel Ben-David as our Visiting Scholar. A native Israeli, Emanuel has unique insights to share with us. He will speak in the morning during Beit Sefer and at its conclusion. Please join us for one or, if you can, both presentations. Registration for a catered lunch is now open! The cost is $8 per person.  Open the PDF flyer here.
Book Group: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Tuesday, November 21
7:00 pm

Join us to discuss this forbidden love story about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to the Jewish painter Camille Pissarro, a Father of Impressioism. Download the full book club schedule here (PDF).
Coming Up
Advancing in Hebrew
Tuesday, November 28
7:00 pm

This seminar-type gathering will work on advancing Hebrew knowledge, including grammar and roots. Held on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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.
34th Annual Community
Interfaith Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 19
2:00 pm

Please join Interfaith Works for
sharing and friendship around the theme of living in thanksgiving every day.This event will be held at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1601 North Street SE in Olympia. Download the PDF flyer here.
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.
Around the Congregation
Happy Birthday! 
15    Nita Posner
16    Marv Reiner
18    Raven Lidman
18    Cobie Whitten
20   Esther Kronenberg

Please let the office know your life-cycle news!
We no longer accept ink and toner cartridges.

Please take them to an office supply store for recycling.  Thank you!

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.
From the Office
The TBH office hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

We are looking for volunteers for grounds keeping and laundry. Please e-mail tbh@bethhatfiloh.org if you are willing to help!

Want to sponsor an oneg after Erev Shabbat services? Contact Caroline in the TBH office.

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Reconstructionism Today
Recon Israel Trip
March 2018

This trip is not a typical "Israel 101" trip. It's themes are arts/music and politics, as well as complexity and encounters with different segments of Israeli society. An optional 3-day pre-trip add-on is going to be available for people who want a little classic "Israel 101 / tourism" experience first. There's also a possibility of an optional one-day add-on to Bethlehem in the West Bank, for a tour led by one of Mejdi Tours' Palestinian guides. Click here to read more about this travel opportunity!

2018  Reconstructionist Convention

The RRC/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities is planning a movement-wide convention in Philadelphia, November 15-18, 2018 .

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

Come Learn With Us!
Where do you bring your questions about Jewish life that can't be Googled? Reconstructionist Learning Networks connect you with people across geography and perspectives to explore the questions that matter to you and your community.

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
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