TBA Thursday
5 Tevet 5780 | 2 January 2020
This Sunday (Jan. 5) at TBA
Red Cross Blood Drive
Give the gift of life! To reserve a spot ahead of time so you don't have to wait in line, please email or text message (617.835.4338) Bunny Aronson. The blood drive begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Added bonus for those who donate, you will receive a complimentary long sleeve t-shirt!

Pajama Day
Taglit (K - Gr. 5) students are invited to wear their pajamas to Religious School on Sunday! Ease back into school wearing your best pjs.
Kochavim Club
Kochavim class meets from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m and 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, but we do require registration . If you have any questions please email Heidi Baker .

Torah Class
Come and join in the pursuit of greater Jewish knowledge and spirituality with Rabbi Stern at 10:00 a.m.
RSVP Closing for Women's Retreat
You Choose You: Don't Let Life Dictate Your Story! Join the women of TBA for an unforgettable overnight retreat with congregant and Leadership Coach Susan Retik on January 17 & 18. “You can’t always choose the roles you play in life, but you can choose the way in which you play them.” Of course we can’t choose the circumstances of our lives, but we DO get to decide how we react to them. Find clarity around what you are wanting beyond your day to day routine. Get in touch with both your inner critic keeping you from achieving your desires and your voice of wisdom which will help you achieve them. Click here to RSVP by noon tomorrow. After tomorrow's deadline, reservations will be on an as available basis and will include a $25 late registration fee.
Special Announcement
If you work at home or own a small business and would be willing to share some thoughts on how the temple can support you through programming, please email Lori Rosen .
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January Services, Programs & Events
Jazz Shabbat Service
Experience Shabbat and familiar Jewish Liturgy through a jazz lens. Conductor Jamie Saltman (keyboard) Todd Baker (bass) & Jerzy Glod (drums) and guest Chris Baum (violin) join Rabbi Stern and Cantorial Soloist Susan Glickman on the bimah at 6:15 p.m.

Boomers! Reception
After the Jazz Shabbat service, TBA Boomers are invited to continue to listen to jazz music performed by Jamie Saltman, Todd Baker, Jerzy Glod and Chris Baum. If you play an instrument, bring it with you and jam with the band! There will be good music, hearty appetizers, schmoozing with friends old and new and a chance to share ideas for the Boomers for the future.  RSVP requested . Reception immediately follows services. 

Torah Class
1/12 & 1/26
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. Begins at 10:00 a.m.

Knitting Group
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 the greater Newton community. All are welcome to drop-in at 10:00 a.m.

K & Gr 1
Family Gathering
Get together with your TBA 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! for Questions or to RSVP contact Mikah Atkind .
Labriyut: To Your Health Series with guest presenter Dr. Sharon Inouye
Join us for the second of five Labriyut gatherings this year. Dr. Sharon Inouye will join Rabbi Stern on Sunday, January 12 at 11:15 a.m. as our second Labriyut presenter on the topic Preparing for Healthy Aging: Joys and Challenges. Sharon, a TBA congregant and doctor, is an internationally recognized leader in aging and geriatric medicine and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical practice focuses on geriatric and homeless populations. Through her life’s work, she has been dedicated to serving vulnerable and underserved populations. Also, save the date for our next session on February 9 with Susan Altman. Susan will speak about diet culture and intuitive eating.

Snow Tubing
Join Mini BAYGL (Grades 2-5) for Snow Tubing at Nashoba Valley Tubing on Sunday, January 12. It's bound to be a great time, so we I hope you can join us! We will provide each child with a lunch at the snack shack (slice of cheese pizza, chips, & unlimited fountain beverage)! The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. and will include 2 hours of tubing. The cost of the day will be $30 per person to cover the tubing ticket and meal. Please click here to register .

Arts Troupe
Purim Rehearsal
We are kicking off with this first full rehearsal for Forbidden Purim. The show will take place on March 9 at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to participate, please email Amy Tonkonogy .

K - Gr. 5
Shabbat Service
Join us for a service featuring our Gr. 4 & 5 students. We hope all of our K-5 families will attend. Before the service, beginning at 5:45 p.m., you are invited to enjoy pizza and salad. The service begins at 6:15 p.m. and babysitting available for ages 2-5 (not yet in K). At 7:00 p.m. we will end with a dessert oneg and light dinner/snacks. Please click here to RSVP .
Sr. BAYGL Improv
All 8-12 graders are invited to join Sr. BAYGL on January 25 from 4:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. for a fun night of improv! We will be taking a bus to Improv Boston , Pick up and drop off will be at TBA. Please click here to RSVP .

Challah Bake
Don't miss this fun program for all ages! We provide the ingredients for you to make a delicious challah. Like chocolate chips or raisins? We have those too! Pizza lunch is provided. Sponsored by the Early Learning Center Please click here to RSVP .

Cook at Home for
The Second Step
TBA is committed to helping victims of domestic violence through providing monthly meals for The Second Step. For this month's donation, we ask you to cook at home and drop off at the Temple by 4:00 p.m. on 1/26. These meals will be delivered to families in the program. Open to all ages. Sign up here .

Poetry Slam
The Arts Troupe has planned TBA's first Poetry Slam. Come and experience the art of spoken word poetry. Throughout the evening we will learn what performance poetry is all about -- watching and engaging as professional poets compete to share their voices and stories on a range of topics. More will be shared in the coming weeks, but rest assured there will be plenty of wine, cheese, dinner and poetry! January 26 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP .

Jr. BAYGL Movie Night
Get ready to have some fun with your Jr. BAYGL friends at movie night. We will Join Jr BAYGL (grades 6 & 7) for movie night Sunday, January 26 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the BAYGL room. We will be watching  Spy Kids , dinner and popcorn will be served.  Click here to RSVP .
Looking Beyond January
Women's Kallah, February 29
The theme of this year's Women's Kallah is A Leap of Strength: Caring for Ourselves and Those We Love. The kallah takes place on February 29 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The kallah features Shabbat morning service with Cantorial Soloist Susan Glickman, and guests Dr. Judy Garber and Rabbi Marcia Plumb. Sign up coming soon, but for now, Save the Date!

Boomers! Night at the Theatre, March 29
TBA Boomers are headed to the Boston Opera House on March 29 to see The Band’s Visit —now one of the most celebrated musicals ever. Join us for an informal pre-show gathering at  Sip  at 4:45 p.m. Click here to purchase show tickets . Click here to let us know you already have show tickets, but plan on joining us at Sip . Price includes theatre ticket only. Sip is pay as you go.

Events Happening In or Near Newton
No Hate, No Fear March in New York
This Sunday, January 5, stand in solidarity with each other and with Jews around the world. Thousands of people from all backgrounds and faiths will join in a 1.5 mile march across the Brooklyn Bridge under the banner, “ No Hate. No Fear . ” The UJA is helping to organize the march and CJP is inviting Jewish communal professionals and volunteer leaders to represent Greater Boston. We are offering free bus transportation to and from the event. Register  for these buses by noon on Friday.

Arrive at JCC in Newton Centre by 4:45 a.m. Departure: Buses will depart from the Newton JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre at 5:00 a.m. Free parking is available in the unpaved lot on the right side of the drive up to the JCC.

The March: We’ll gather at 11:00 am at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan for a 1.5 mile march across the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by a rally in Columbus Park (near Cadman Plaza). Return: The buses will depart from a location in Brooklyn once all participants have returned to the buses, but not later than 4:00 p.m. We expect to return to the JCC at approximately 9:00 p.m. the same day.

Registration is open until noon on Friday, January 3. Advance registration is required to board buses. To ensure our prompt departure, please print and fill out  this waiver form   in advance and bring it with you Sunday morning. There are a limited number of seats and registration will close once the buses are filled. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

The Rainbow Fish
Experience the sparkling story of "The Rainbow Fish" with his silver scales and heart of gold in this original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister's award-winning book about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. This timeless story of selflessness and the importance of sharing is brought to life with enchanting puppetry and beautiful illumination. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Monday, January 20. Shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For families with children ages 3-9 years. Cost is $18, JCC member cost is $16. This show is part of the Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families, a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit  bostonjcc.org/magicark  or call 617-558-6481.

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