TBA Thursday
4 Tishrei 5780 | 3 October 2019
High Holy Day Information
Kol Nidre
Tuesday, October 8
Kol Nidre Service, 7:30 p.m.
Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 9
Family Service, 8:30 a.m.
Early Service, 9:30 a.m.
K - Gr. 5 STEAM Program, 9:30 a.m.
Late Service, 12:45 p.m.
Gr. K - 5 STEAM Program, 12:45 p.m.
Mincha, Yizkor (Memorial)
& Neilah (Concluding Service)
with Congregational Break Fast at the
Conclusion of the Service, 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: Fo r members in good financial standing who haven't picked up their tickets, you can retrieve your tickets at the will call box. Please see Becky Oliver or Lori Rosen when you arrive at TBA. In order to receive your tickets, 1/3 of your dues must be paid or you must have a payment plan in place. Reach out to Marla Gold if you need to make payment arrangements. Please note the Temple office closes Tuesday, October 8 at 12:00 p.m. and won't reopen until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 10.

New This Year for Yom Kippur : During the afternoon service, which begins at 4:00 p.m., come and be inspired by a brand-new liturgy! Composer David Leach was commissioned to create a contemporary retelling of the Jonah story for jazz trio. Rabbi Stern wrote the accompanying libretto. It’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before. We hope you will come to be enlightened and moved by the interweaving of music, chanting, and new narrative.

Help "Usher" in the High Holy Days : One of the traditions at TBA is to personally greet each of those attending Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. We would like to invite you to greet and usher at our High Holiday services. You may ask others in your family to help including post b'nai mitzvah aged children. Please click here to fill out a slot for each person that you are signing up . Thank you in advance for your help.

Babysitting is Available: Sr BAYGL (our Temple Beth Avodah Youth Group) is pleased to offer our young families babysitting during the High Holiday adult services. Children must be 18 months. We will text you if a diaper needs to be changed. If you have any questions, please contact  Myriam Rofrano , Youth Engagement Coordinator.  Please click here to sign up .

High Holy Day Food Drive: Please return the grocery bags you received at Rosh Hashanah services. When you bring them back on Yom Kippur please do not include any expired food. We ask you to check the expiration dates on the food you are donating. The recipient organizations will not accept any expired donations. You can also order raisins and salmon online and have them delivered directly to TBA! This year we support: Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston Medical Center Food Pantry, Centre Street Food Pantry and Family Table.
Sustaining & Vision Campaigns
Thank you for supporting our Annual Sustaining and Vision Campaigns. Tomorrow (10/4) at 9:00 a.m is the deadline to have your contribution included in our Yom Kippur bulletin. Click here to join the Annual Sustaining Campaign . Click here to join the Vision Campaign .
Calendar Downloads
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TBA Giveaways
We hope you enjoyed Rosh Hashanah at TBA! It was wonderful seeing all of you at services. For those who many have spent the holidays away with family or friends, we want you to know we handed out a few items after services, our 5780 Community Guide and a copy of A Terrible Country.
This guide is your resource to everything happening at TBA this year. Click here to view online. Please direct questions or comments to our Communications and Marketing Director Eileen Brooks.
We hope you have already started reading A Terrible Country in preparation for our guest speaker Keith Gessen on Friday, November 22. If you did not receive a copy, please reach out to Sara Zaiger.
Other Holiday Celebrations
Sukkah Building
with Brotherhood
October 13

Thanks to Brotherhood for once again organizing the building of our sukkah! Everyone is invited to join in at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 13. Snacks and coffee will be provided.
Sushi in the Sukkah &
Erev Sukkot Service
October 13

We are looking forward to enjoying our first night in the sukkah at 5:30 p.m sampling delicious sushi. After, we will gather together at 6:15 p.m. for our Erev Sukkot Service. RSVP for sushi is not required but requested to Sara Zaiger .
Simchat Torah
& Consecration
October 20

Please join us on October 20 at 6:15 p.m. for Erev Simchat Torah as we welcome and honor our new religious school students with a special Consecration ceremony. Each of our new students will receive their own mini Torah as they embark on a new chapter in their Jewish learning. This family-friendly celebration will include singing, dancing, and delicious treats.
RSVP Before It's Too Late!
Shabbat Service and Dinner
October 18
Join our grade 6 & 7 students as they lead us in a beautiful 6:15 p.m. Shabbat evening T’filah. Dinner will follow. Click here to RSVP for dinner.

Sr. BAYGL Event
October 19
Join Sr. BAYGL (grade 9-12) on October 19, from 12:00 - 5:30 p.m., we will be heading to Boston Paintball in Chelsea for a fun afternoon of low-impact paintball. The cost is $30, which includes paintball, dinner, and transportation. This is an excellent way for your high school child to connect with fellow TBA teens. For more information or questions, please contact Myriam .

TBA Boomers! Apple Picking
October 19
On October 19, Boomers! are invited to meet at Dowse Orchards in Sherborn at 3:00 p.m. After apple picking, head over to the Tap Room at Lookout Farms for a light bite and beverages. Contact: Lori Rosen for more information.

Torah Class
October 20
Join Rabbi Stern at his Sunday morning Torah class! Novice or expert, everyone is welcome to attend. Class begins at 10:00 a.m. RSVP is not required.
Knitting Group
October 20
We are looking forward to welcoming the TBA knitters back to the foyer at 10:00 a.m. Come, schmooze and knit!

New Member Pizza
October 20
We invite new members to join us for a pizza dinner at 5:00 p.m. Come meet congregants, board members and staff members. Find out about different ways to become involved in the Temple. The dinner will lead right into our Simchat Torah service. There is no charge, but we ask that you RSVP to Lori Rosen .

Women of TBA Opening Event
Wednesday, October 23
We are kicking off the new year at at 7:00 p.m. with an outing to  Kings Bowling  at Legacy Place, in Dedham! Come see friends old and new, there will be plenty of food and bowling. You can come and not bowl and just hang out and socialize. We are meeting there (no transportation from TBA). Cost is $25 per person.  Click here TODAY to reserve your ticket(s)

Arts Troupe Theatre Night
October 30
Join the TBA Arts Troupe at the New Rep Theatre in Watertown to see  Trayf , a contemporary coming-of-age comedy on October 30 at 7:30. Rich in humor, emerging playwright Lindsay Joelle’s Trayf is a moving new play that explores identity, assimilation, and friendship. Tickets are $53 for adults and $24 for students (recommended for ages 14+). 
Upcoming Events, Services & Programs
October 26

October 27, 9:30 a.m.
October 28, 7:30 p.m.

November 3
Education Notes
Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
Begins 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 morning from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Click here for more information or to register .
Mazel Tovs and Other Items
Mazel Tov to Heidi Baker, Joan Jennings and the ELC Staff!
Join us in congratulating Heidi, Joan and the staff of our Early Learning Center for their dedication and professionalism. They are always willing to accommodate whatever need a child and their family may have. Click here to read about the staff's hemophilia training with Boston Children's Hospital.

JCDS - Snacks and Crafts in the Sukkah
Join JCDS o n October 17 at 4:00 p.m. for snacks and crafts in their Sukkah (built by JCDS 8th graders!). For children ages 0-6. This event is geared toward prospective JCDS families and we encourage you to invite a friend to join. Crafts created in collaboration with   Gore Place . To RSVP or for more information, contact  Karen Siegel . Have a child older than 6 who loves crafts? Email   Karen   to inquire!

Open House at Gann Academy
Tour Gann Academy on October 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Gann Academy is Greater Boston’s independent Jewish high school, recognized for an innovative curriculum that combines in-depth critical analysis, experiential learning, and a focus on building a better world.