What's Happening at
Temple Shir Tikvah
Week of August 6, 2018
All events are at the temple unless listed otherwise.  

F riday, August 10
 6:30pm -- Dinner with Friends Shabbat Services with Miriam Scheiman 
 
Saturday, August 11 
10:30am -- Torah Study Group 
It's Membership Renewal Time
High Holidays are early this year and tickets will be sent out mid-late August. In order to receive tickets, your membership account  must be in good financial standing. Please submit your payment plan and membership payment now.
If you are paying in full by credit card, you can pay online by logging into your temple account at www.shir-tikvah.org using your email address and password. If you don't have a password, click on "forgot password" and set one up.
Otherwise, please send your membership payment information and payment to the office. If you have financial concerns, please contact Dan Levin, our new temple treasurer, or contact Linda (after August 6th). Feel free to call or email the office if you need help or have questions. Thank you.
Register for School Now
Now is the time to send in your school registration and deposits. Click here to see our video on how to register on-line or follow these instructions: 
1) Click here to sign in with your email address and password. If you don't have a password, click on "forgot password" and set one up.
2) Click Member Resources, and then My Account 
3) Click School Enrollments, and then  Enroll Now -- (make sure you are enrolling in the 2018-19 term)
4) Choose your child's upcoming grade, and click Continue
5) Fill out the information on the form, and click Continue to Deposit (your information will be saved up to this point).
6) You can pay the deposit on-line with a credit card.  If you would like to pay the deposit by check, please send it to the office. If you want to make financial arrangements, please contact Linda Singer-Berk (781-729-1263) or the temple treasurer at treasurer@shir-tikvah.org.
For questions or help -- please contact the office.
Mini-Pan Mass Challenge Bike Ride
Saturday, August 11th at 10:00am
The Adult Social Committee is having their annual Mini-Pan Mass Challenge in honor of the official PMC fundraiser ride for the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund. Optional donations to the Jimmy Fund Pan Mass Challenge ( www.pmc.org) are encouraged from either riders or fans. In order to avoid conflicting with the temple camping trip, the ride will be held a week later than the official PMC. The route is the same as last year's route, starting from Lincoln Town Hall (at 10am) to Concord, with a lunch stop at Verrill Farms. (Suggestions for a different route are welcome!) This is a moderately easy on-road route of approximately 17 miles, with an option for a longer return through Concord center (total of 22 miles). Children who are experienced enough for these riding conditions are welcome to come with their parents.  Email Rob and Edda at rob.edda@verizon.net if you would like to join the group.
Cupcake Shabbat 
Friday, August 17th at 6:30pm
Join Debbie Mendez for a potluck, pizza and cup cakes. Bring something sweet or savory (no meat or shellfish) to share at the oneg. Learn more here.
T ikkun Olam (Repairing the World)
HELP US REPAIR THE WORLD -- If you are interested in getting involved, contact us at tikkunolam@shir-tikvah.org
Click here for a list of ongoing projects.
  • The JF&CS Family Table is looking for donations of whole grain crackers and 15oz boxes of raisins for their kosher food pantry serving greater Boston. Double donations are needed for the summer. Please bring your donations to the temple.
Beyond Shir Tikvah
  • "White Identity and Privilege: A Second Community Wide Conversation" Thursday, August 9th, 7-8:30 pm at the Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main Street, Winchester, MA.  For more information, click here .
  • "Hidden Stories: Immigration, Beyond the Headlines" Please join us as we hear firsthand accounts of families marked for deportation trying desperately to stay together, and learn how we can stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors. Thursday, August 16, 7:30 - 8:30pm. Congregation Beth Israel, 6 Dundee Park Drive, Andover. For more information, click here.
  • "Judaism On Our Own Terms"  from August 24-26th in  Cambridge is a conference for college students dedicated to  creating independent, student-run Jewish organizations on college campuses with a focus on meaningful ritual and social justice. For more information, click here
  • Reform Jewish Outreach Boston offers classes and workshops supporting interfaith couples and individuals exploring Judaism, including A Taste of JudaismĀ® , Introduction to Judaism , and Yours, Mine & Ours for Interfaith Couples . See flyer here
  • InterfaithFamily is once again offering our free High Holiday Email Series . Beginning August 22 nd , this three session email series will help families reflect on major themes of the holidays, learn about some of the holiday liturgy, discover ways to make the holidays meaningful, and offer questions to discuss with partners or children. Registration is open now. 
  • Join Temple Shir Tikvah in voting YES on 3 to protect transgender rights in Massachusetts. Two years ago, transgender equality was written into the law in Massachusetts. That victory meant that transgender people in Massachusetts can go about their daily lives knowing that they can't lawfully be turned from any public spaces. However, a statewide ballot question in November aims at repealing those protections. Temple Shir Tikvah is joining a broad coalition led by the Freedom for All Massachusetts campaign that includes more than 350 clergy, faith leaders, and congregations across the state that commits vote YES on 3 to uphold transgender rights. We urge you to pledge v oting YES on 3 by using this link--  https://www.keshetonline.org/ma-ballot-initiative/vote-yes/ 
  • Join Jewish Singles Mingle for an Outdoor Cocktail Party Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018,  6:30-8:30pm Welcome in the Jewish New Year (5779) and celebrate with us at an outdoor cocktail party. Open bar, light appetizers, dessert and live music. This is a busy time of year, so please sign up early to help us plan and reserve your spot. Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://jsmcocktailparty2018.eventbrite.com . Location and final details will be sent to all those with tickets 2-3 days prior to the event.  The cost is $36 per person. For more inform ation or questions, please contact Marilyn Goldman at  or 781-789-7345. Sponsored by Temple Emanuel of Newton.
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Did you know?  
We have dietary restrictions for community events here at TST: 
1) No raw onions.
2) No meat or shellfish.
3) Vegetarian-dairy selections are most common.
4) Gluten-free and vegan options are also appreciated.
5) Any food that includes nuts should be clearly marked.
6) Our kitchen is dairy.
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