This Week and Beyond 
January 13, 2020
Mark Your Calendars
There is a lot happening at CSS!
Scroll down for more details...
Upcoming Events at Congregation Sha'aray Shalom:

Tonight at 7:30pm! (Monday the 13th)
Don't miss Rabbi Joseph's timely discussion!
A Special Tribute
Celebrate the Life and Music of Debbie Friedman z''l
Friday, January 17th at 7:30 pm

The world of Jewish Music and Liturgy lost a giant when Debbie Friedman passed away on January 9, 2011. Her impact on the music and prayer of Judaism and Reform Judaism in particular was dramatic and profound. Imagine a service without the prayer of healing ( Mi Sheberach)  or singing beautiful prayers of our liturgy in English. These were uncommon until Debbie Friedman came along and changed it. As a congregation, we were lucky enough to welcome her through our gates for one of her last concert performances before she died. Her legacy is long lasting and is one that we will celebrate in song and in word this coming Friday evening at 7:30 pm. We will be joined by Celia Nolan on piano and Richard Westelman on guitar.

Please join us for this special musical service as we celebrate the life and music of Debbie Friedman z''l.

Cantor Steven Weiss

Join us for our new Bible & Bagels Torah Study Shabbat Services
Saturdays, February 1, February 22, April 18, May 19, June 6, 2020 at 10am

Next NAMI meetings: Jan 21 & Feb 4 Tuesdays, at 6-7:30pm
Family support group offered by NAMI,  the National Alliance on Mental Illness,  hosted at our synagogue on the first and third Tuesdays from 6:00 -7:30 pm. Open to all. For more information go to .
MLK Meal Packing Day of Service
January 20, 2020, 9am to 1pm

This year the packing will be at St. John's Church in Hingham

The Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association is once again sponsoring the packing of over 50,000 meals for local food pantries and homeless shelters on MLK’s National Day of Service .

All ages are welcome to help at St. John the Evangelist,
172 Main Street, Hingham from 9am- 1pm. 

  • To Contribute Financially: Visit Or mail a check (payable to The Outreach Program) to Matthew Martin at 93 Whiffletree Ln, Marshfield, MA 02050 with MLK Day Hingham in the memo.

A quarter feeds a kid, $1 a South Shore family of 4.

More info at  or 
CSS Afternoon at the movies -
"The Fig Tree"
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3pm
The sixteen years old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she discovers that her family is planning to immigrate to Israel and escape the war, she weaves an alternate plan in order to save Eli. But in times of war, plans tend to go wrong. Davidian's coming of age film debut film is based on her childhood memories of a civil-war-torn Ethiopia.
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom
Something new for Shabbat at CSS
Saturdays, February 1, April 18, May 19, June 6, 2020 at 10am

Join us for Snowbird Shabbat!
on Florida's west coast

February 7 & 8, 2020

Celebrate Congregation Sha'aray Shalom's 60th Year!

Invite your Friends, Family, & Former Members
All are welcome!
Do you spend some or all of the winter in the warmer Florida climate or maybe just vacationing there?

J oin fellow members and friends of Congregation Sha'arary Shalom while you are away. If you will be in the Naples or Sarasota area during early February let us know. Rabbi Shira would love to spend Shabbat with you .

  • February 7, Kabbalah Shabbat Service in Naples Florida at the home of Barbara Ross. Come for Lunch and socializing at her place at 12:30 -3:00pm, Early Kabbalat service at 4:00-4:45 on the beach, followed by dinner at the beach.

  • February 8, Creative Shabbat morning service in Sarasota at the home of Michael & Kris Goldberg, 11am

For addresses of events contact:
CSS Religious School Schedule Notes:
  • Saturday, January 11, 7th Grade Shabbaton, 9am
  • NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL - January 19-23 - MLK Day
  • NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL - February 16 -23 - February Vacation
CSS Social Action at work...
New Men's Wool Socks Needed!
Donate 100% wool socks  to help the CSAR shelter provide a little more comfort this winter.

Look for our socks basket in the CSS Lobby!

(FYI - Ocean State Job Lot has 100% wool socks and Savers in Hanover also has new Men's wool socks)

Yahrzeits - Remembering Loved Ones ~

Donations ~ Todah Rabah!!
In the Community
You can make a difference
while you shop at Amazon
Simply shop at and AmazonSmile donates to Congregation Sha'aray Shalom!
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom | 1112 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043
 781/749-8103 | Fax: 781/740-1480 | execdir@shaaray.orgl |