TBA Thursday
9 Cheshvan 5780 | 7 November 2019
Video Recaps
Mitzvah Day Recap & Survey

Thank you to  Suzy Willard Rosenthal  and  Carol Kirson for chairing Mitzvah Day. We had over 200 volunteers! Whether or not you participated in Mitzvah Day we ask you to take a moment to fill out this survey to let us know what worked, what didn't and any suggestions you may have.
Seniors Lunch with Rabbi

Rabbi Stern invited Temple members born in the year 1945 and before to lunch yesterday. What a fantastic turnout! Lunch and conversation were delightful. Don't worry if you didn't have a chance to make yesterday's lunch, there are more to come!
Jazz Shabbat Service
November 8
6:15 p.m.

We're looking forward to our first Jazz Shabbat of the season! Saxophonist Cercie Miller will join Rabbi Keith Stern, Cantorial Soloist Susan Glickman, Music Director Jamie Saltman (keyboard), Todd Baker (bass) and Jerzy Glod (drums).
Boomers! Dance Party
November 16
7 p.m.

Supershag will be on hand to teach the rumba and then Boomers! will take to the dance floor for a night of food, fun and fancy footwork! If you are a baby boomer, this is the event you've been waiting for! Click here to RSVP .
Labriyut Speaker
November 17
11:15 a.m.

Our first Labriyut speaker is licensed psychologist Dr. Jennifer Riff. Jennifer's topic will focus on adult stress, anxiety and resiliency . RSVP is requested but not required to Sara Zaiger.
Introducing Rabbi's Monthly VLOG
This month's VLOG features a particularly interesting program that is happening here at TBA on November 22. Keith Gessen, the author of the book A Terrible Country we gifted to you at the High Holy Days, is coming to TBA. He will speak at Shabbat Services at 6:15 p.m. and immediately following services at a Russian-themed dinner. Join us! What's better than discussing an interesting read with friends?! Click here to RSVP for dinner .
Calendar Downloads
Bat Mitzvah
Lauren Fisch
Hi, my name is Lauren Sara Fisch and I have been attending TBA since I was three years old. My TBA career started in preschool when I was a moonbeam. I remember learning bim-bam on the bimah with Rabbi Stern and how could I forget the famous talking challah?! I am now in 7th grade at the Baker school in Brookline. I play soccer, tennis, lacrosse and participate in dance. As I become a bat mitzvah, I have continued to learn more about my Jewish heritage and the importance of being Jewish. I will be honoring the life and memory of Sara Altmann at my Bat Mitzvah. Sara died at only 7 years old in the holocaust, so she could not have a bat mitzvah. I am proud to be sharing my special day with her. My Torah portion is called Vayera. The main lesson that I take away from my portion is hospitality and being kind to others. As part of my mitzvah project I sold bracelets and lemonade to raise money for Children's Hospital and I participated in cooking for The Second Step at the temple. I am so excited to become a bat mitzvah. See you there!
XOXO, Lauren
Meet Your Committee Chairs
Stephany Johnson
Education Oversight Committee

I live in Needham with my husband Tim and our three children Teddy (5), Evy (4), and Abby (2). My two daughters currently attend the TBA ELC and my son graduated from the ELC last year.

We joined the Temple in 2015. I got involved in leadership at TBA because I care about the community, enjoy being engaged, and hope to make others feel welcome and become involved in the Jewish community and programs at TBA.

I am currently serving as the Education Oversight Committee Chair which brings together the ELC, K-5, and 6-12 Parent Councils. This committee is important to TBA because it enables us to collaborate on the vision of TBA's educational programs and to encourage parent connections.
Additional November Programs
K - Gr. 5 Shabbat Service
Featuring Gr. K & 1
November 15
Join us for our first K-5 family Shabbat experience. This service will feature our K & 1 students and we hope all of our K-5 families will attend.Schedule is: 5:45 - 6:15 p.m., pizza & salad dinner, 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.,Shabbat Service (babysitting available for ages 2-5 for children not yet in kindergarten),and 7:00 p.m. dessert oneg & light dinner and snacks. Please sign up for dinner here .

Sr. BAYGL Event
November 16
Sr. BAYGL (grades 9-12) is heading into the city for a fun evening of hockey where we will watch the Northeastern University Huskies take on the Providence College Friars! We will take the T from Chestnut Hill at 6:00 p.m and enjoy dinner before the 8:00 p.m. game. We plan to arrive back at Chestnut Hill around 10:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please email Myriam Rofrano . Click here to RSVP .

Kochavim Club
November 17
Kochavim class will run at the same time as Parenting Through a Jewish Lens. The class will meet monthly on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The dates are: November 17, December 8, January 5, March 15 and April 12. This drop off class is designed for children ages 3 - 5 (not yet in Kindergarten) and will include music, movement and a hands on project. You do not need to be a member to attend. There is no charge for this program, but you must register in advance .

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
November 17
Learn from both ancient and contemporary sources of wisdom that you are not alone in your parenting journey and connect with other families in our community. This class has six sessions and takes place at TBA on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Click here for more information or to register .

Grade 4 B'nai Mitzvah Meeting
November 17
This grade-wide meeting for parents will cover the overview of the B’nai Mitzvah process. Parents will also receive a questionnaire for assigning B’nai Mitzvah dates. Begins at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Mikah Atkind for more information.

Torah Class
November 17
Whether you have an extensive Jewish education, or if you've never opened a bible before to read - you are all equally welcome and will be equally comfortable studying with Rabbi Stern. It is truly a fellowship of adult learners. Come at 10:00 a.m. and join in the pursuit of greater Jewish knowledge and spirituality.
Knitting Group
November 17
The TBA knitters create shawls, lap blankets, scarves and baby caps to be delivered as part of our Caring Community outreach to our members in need and to those who are served by Rosie's Place. All are welcome to drop-in at 10:00 a.m. to knit and nosh! 

Gr. 2 & 3 Family Gathering
November 17
Get together at 11:30 a.m. with your TBA religious school class friends outside of the classroom! It's an opportunity for everyone to get together casually, get better acquainted and spend some time connecting. There will be food and activities. All family members welcome! Evite coming soon. For additional information or questions, please email Mikah Atkind .

Purim Info & Sign Up Night
November 17
Join in on the fun with the TBA Arts Troupe as they put on a fantastic Purim program. Come at 6:30 p.m. and find out all about how you can be involved behind the scenes or in the limelight! If you plan on participating in the show or behind the scenes and can't make the meeting please contact Amy Tonkonogy . Click here to RSVP to let Amy know you will attend.

Talking to Your Kids
About antisemitism
November 18
Parents of children in grades 6 - 12 are invited to delve into the issue of increased antisemitism with Rabbi Stern. We will think together about talking to our children about this pressing issue in today's world. Program begins at 7:00 p.m in the Bowling Alley. Contact Mikah Atkind with any questions.

Jewish Summer Camp
Info Session
November 24
Join fellow TBA families at 9:45 a.m. to learn about the URJ camps in the area! Debby Shriber, URJ Northeast Camps Director, will be here to answer all of your questions as well as introduce you to the magic o f camp. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Myriam Rofrano . Click here to learn more about Jewish summer camps.

Cooking for The Second Step
with Brotherhood
November 24
 Join Brotherhood in the TBA kitchen on Sunday, November 24 at 9:30 a.m. They are cooking a Thanksgiving meal for the residents of The Second Step . Perform a mitzvah and have fun with fellow congregants at the same time. If you'd like to join or have any questions, please reach out to Mark Rosen .

Mini BAYGL Event
November 24
Join Mini BAYGL for mini golf and more! We will leave TBA at 11:30 a.m. for an hour and a half of mini golf, arcade games, and a pizza lunch. We will be back at TBA by 2:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP.
Events Happening In or Near Newton
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Join us for the 31st annual Boston Jewish Film Festival (Nov. 6-17), a cinematic showcase of the year’s best films with Jewish themes and perspectives. With documentaries and narrative films from around the world, and in-depth conversation with filmmakers and other guests, the Boston Jewish Film Festival brings our community together to reflect and connect beyond the screen. 
Visit https://www.bostonjfilm.org for more info.

JCC's Science of Skateboarding
Join JCC Greater Boston as Wondergy presents  The Science of Skateboarding  at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Monday, November 11 beginning at 11:00 a.m. For families with children ages 3-10 years. Cost is $12, JCC member cost is $10. All adults and children attending are required to purchase a ticket. Register at  bostonjcc.org/skateboard . For more information, contact  family@jccgb.org .

Disciplining with Respect: A Robin Einzig Workshop
Join us for a parenting workshop with Robin Einzig at the  Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Wednesday, November 13 from 7-9pm. This workshop focuses on responding to "No!" by setting respectful and effective limits without time-outs; balancing "obedience" and "cooperation"; addressing the myth of rewards and punishments and establishing routines that work for your family. For adults only. Register at  bostonjcc.org/parentworkshops . Cost is $30/parent, $45/couple; cost for JCC ELC families is $20/parent; $35/couple.

Financial Workshop
Join Nefesh B’Nefesh, Ely Cole, CPA at XPAT Tax Services, and Aaron Djanogly, Wealth Manager at Pioneer Wealth Management, for a practical workshop on budgeting, US and Israeli taxation, and financial planning.Thursday November 14, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Inn at Brookline.
Kindly register at  WWW.NBN.ORG.IL/BOSTON

JCDS Meet Up
JCDS is hosting a play meet-up at Play Union on Sunday 11/17 from 1-3 p.m. This event for current and prospective families with children ages 0-6. 

Past Trauma and its Effect on
Holocaust Survivors and Other Older Adults
Carol Laibson, LICSW, Clinical Manager of  JF&CS Schechter Holocaust Services , helps us understand how past trauma can affect the aging process. This workshop offers an opportunity to talk about trauma and possible triggers of traumatic memories and behaviors that may occur as individuals grow older. We will explore strategies for synagogue caring communities that can help survivors of trauma age with dignity. This workshop will offer additional time for networking. Thursday, November 19, 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. at JF&CS Headquarters, 1430 Main Street, Waltham Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to: Sue Spielman, 781-693-5659 or sspielman@jfcsboston.org .

Jewish Singles Mingle - Latkes & Vodkas Hanukkah Celebration
Singles Group for Ages 50-65, Sunday, Dec. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Join us for our annual Hanukkah celebration -- a fun evening with latkes, spirits, live music, mingling and more! A light dinner will be served. Tickets are $36 per person. Sign up early and join in the festivities. Details and location will be sent to those with a paid reservation 2-3 days prior to the event. Advance registration and payment is required; limited tickets available. Get your ticket online at https://jsmlatkesandvodkas2019.eventbrite.com

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