This Week and Beyond 
November 25, 2019
Please Note: The CSS Temple Office will be closed on Friday, November 29th from 9am to 5pm.

Please Join us Friday evening
for Shabbat Service at 7:30pm

Please Join Us for this Wonderful
Thanksgiving Tradition!
Wednesday, November 27 at 7pm
Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service at Old Ship Church,
107 Main Street, Hingham

A tradition of over 100 years continues this Thanksgiving as members and friends from many faith communities in Hingham and Hull gather to celebrate Thanksgiving at the annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association. The service will be at the Old Ship Church, Unitarian Universalist, 90 Main Street in Hingham, on Wednesday evening, November 27, at 7:00. The public is warmly invited to attend the service, as well as to a time of fellowship at the First Baptist Church, directly across the street, following the service.

         This year’s preacher will be the current president of the Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association, Rev. Sara Holland, minister of Christian Education at Hingham Congregational Church. Additional participants in the service include clergy and other leaders from many Jewish, Christian, and Unitarian Universalist communities. Choral music will be led by Rev. Geoffrey Hicks, the Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Hingham, along with Christopher Nickelson-Mann, the Music Director at Old Ship Church.

The evening’s offering will be given to the Diane Edson Fund of Wellspring, the social service agency in Hull which provides a food pantry, literacy education, counseling, and many other services. The Edson Fund is used exclusively for direct fuel and food assistance to those in need. There will also be a collection of canned goods and other non-perishable and personal care items, which will donated to the Wellspring food pantry.

All are invited to this service to join hearts in the spirit of Thanksgiving, to affirm our spiritual unity which transcends our differences in religion and background, and to share in our offering to assist those in need.

         Old Ship is wheelchair accessible and has a sound system to assist those with hearing impairment. For further information about this service, you may contact Old Ship’s office at 781-749-1679, 9:00 – 2:00 weekdays; .
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Upcoming Events at Congregation Sha'aray Shalom:

CSS Religious School Schedule Notes:

  • NO CSS RELIGIOUS SCHOOL - November 28 & December 1.
  • 6th Grade Shabbat L'Kulam, December 7 at 10:30am (5th Grade assisting & hosting Kiddush)
  • Family Education Program for 2nd & 3rd grade - Sunday, Dec 8, 9am
  • Family Education Program for 4th grade - Sunday, Dec 8, 11am
Get your voices ready to join in the music!

Join Cantor Weiss for a special Sing-a-Long
featuring the music of Noah Aronson

Two Fridays, December 6th & December 13th at 7pm
in the CSS Sanctuary

(before the 7:30pm Shabbat Evening service)
December Birthday Blessings
Friday, December 6 at 7:30pm
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom
Wishes Our Members
born in December
a very Happy Birthday!
Come join us to celebrate your December Birthday!

Shabbat Evening Service ~ Friday, December 6th at 7:30pm
Receive a Birthday Blessing in front of the ark and a small gift.

  Wishing you health and happiness on your birthday and in the coming year.

Rabbi Shira Joseph and Cantor Steven Weiss
Eisner and Crane Lake & Six-Points Sci-Tech
Camps Presentation
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:30am
Heller- Wexler Family Camps
These family camps sponsored by URJ Eisner & Crane Lake Camps
are a wonderful opportunity to experience camp.
As an adjunct to your children’s Jewish education, please consider sending your children to the URJ Eisner, Crane Lake Camp and the new Six Points Sci-Tech Camps... These full-service summer camps will offer your children an unforgettable experience, which will change their lives. The camps located in the Berkshire mountains offer numerous program options for children as young at 7. Further information about camp as well as scholarships is available from the school office. We will hold a special program about camp and a representative of the camps will be with us that morning to talk more about camping and the programs offered. 
Next Beer Tasting is Wednesday, December 11th at 6:30pm!
To RSVP please Contact: Josh Hoch or Jonathan Fox
Brunch and a Movie: Heading Home
Sunday, December 15 at 9am

at Congregation Sha'aray Shalom
HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL is the David-and-Goliath story of Israel's national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of crushing defeats, Israel finally ranks among the world's best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely any ever having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land where they are hailed as modern-day Maccabees to the tournament in South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. The connection to Israel that the players forge pushes them to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage.
Get your voices ready to join in the music!

Join Cantor Weiss for a special Sing-a-Long
featuring the music of Noah Aronson

Two Fridays, December 6th & December 13th at 7pm
in the CSS Sanctuary

(before the 7:30pm Shabbat Evening service)
CSS will welcome
Noah Aronson
for a very Special Chanukah Concert
Saturday, December 21 at 4pm
Congregation Sha’aray Shalom
Community Chanukah Celebration
Sunday, December 22
at 5:30pm
Bring your own Chanukkiah
and Light the 1st Chanukah Candle with us!

Enjoy Lots of Latkes, Dinner &
Fun Family Activities
$8 per pers on, $5 per child under 13 or $18 per family with children under 13 years.
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom | Hingham, MA
We just want to let our young "Away-From-Home" members know we are thinking of them
 and wishing them well!!
Care-Packaging Get-Together
for 'College-Kid Parents'

Monday Evening, December 2 at 6pm.

Please join us for dinner and then help assemble the Care Packages while you catch up and share news, stories, and advice with fellow parents.
Please RSVP to Thank you!
Dear Families,

We’d like to reach out to our college-age kids by sending them a little “Chanukah care Package”, just to let them know that we are thinking of them and wishing them good luck in their studies and final exams.

Please send me your child’s mailing address at college for this year (or other program location – within the USA, please).

I will be sending the packages on December 3rd, so please email me their information soon.

Thanks so much!


Annette L. Jenkins
Religious School Administrator

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

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

For times and addresses of events contact Rabbi Shira Joseph
Next NAMI meeting is Tuesday, December 3rd,
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 .
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)

In the Community
Yahrzeits - Remembering Loved Ones ~

Donations ~ Todah Rabah!!
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom
SHASTY Youth Group
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