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Director of Jewish Family Life and Learning

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Community Engagement Coordinator

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Board President
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Shabbat Shalom!
Friday, September 8
6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service

No oneg following the service.

Saturday, September 9
10:30 a.m.    Torah Study

Candlelighting: 7:17  p.m.

Happening This Week at TBH
Beit Sefer Registration
Sunday, September 10
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For all families with kids 3½ through 14 years old. Forms will be available!
Elul Study
Monday, September 11
6:00 p.m.

In preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this year, Sam Kates-Goldman will lead a discussion group on the place of prayer in our rituals. Together we'll look at the liturgy of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and discuss what the language we choose to use on these days of awe tells us about their meaning and purpose. We'll encounter some familiar prayers that our tradition uses often as well as some of the unique words we reserve for this time of year. While the discussions will build on each other and it is helpful to attend all three, please feel free to come to any of them. This is a great way to build intention for entering into the High Holy Days. All are welcome to join the discussion. Please join us on Monday September 18th at 6:00 pm for the last Elul Study group.
ForKids Food Packing
Tuesday, September 12
3:30 p.m.

We again will be filling bags for the ForKids program on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning on Tuesday, September 12, at 3:30 p.m. at the Tumwater branch of the Thurston County Food Bank. Bring your friends, relatives, children and anyone else who can help.  Your volunteerism is much appreciated. If you have questions, please email Elie Halpern at ehalpern7379@gmail.com or call him at 360-357-8160.
Coming Up
TBH Cleaning and Grounds Keeping Party
Sunday, September 17
9:00 a.m.

As we spiritually prepare for the new year, let's join together as a community to physically prepare our beautiful TBH building. While we have cleaning several times a week, there are those "odd jobs" that need attention. Roll up your sleeves and help TBH with some deep cleaning and light handiwork to get us ready to greet the new year! Come for all or part of the cleaning party. Coffee and snacks at the start, lunch at the end!
Elul Study
Monday, September 18
6:00 p.m.

In preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this year, Sam Kates-Goldman will lead a discussion group on the place of prayer in our rituals. Together we'll look at the liturgy of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and discuss what the language we choose to use on these days of awe tells us about their meaning and purpose. While the discussions will build on each other, please feel free to come to any of them. All are welcome to join the discussion.
2017 / 5778 
High Holidays

Saturday, September 16, 7:00 p.m.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah-Day 1
Thursday, September 21, 8:45 a.m.

Rosh Hashanah-Day 2
Friday, September 22, 10:45 a.m.

Shabbat Shuvah
Friday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.

Erev Yom Kippur
Friday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.

Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30, 8:45 a.m.

TBH wishes you a happy and healthy New Year! Shanah Tovah!
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.
Faith Action Network's Olympia Cluster Gathering
Sunday, September 24
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
St. Benedict's Episcopal Church
910 Bowker St. SE, Lacey, WA

The Olympia Cluster will meet to discuss advocacy in our faith communities, hear about FAN's work, and build relationships for future endeavors! RSVP at fanwa.org.
Around the Congregation
Happy Birthday! 
10    Nina Shecter
11    Nancy Koppelman
12    Frank Young

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.
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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