This Week and Beyond 
January 17, 2019
Mark Your Calendars
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  • Sunday, Jan 20 & Monday, Jan 21 - NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
  • Sign up early - MLK Day Service Opportunity - January 21, 2019
  • Tuesday, Jan 22 - CSS Sisterhood Book Discussion at 7pm
  • Thursday, Jan 24 - Dancing Under the Stars Info meeting, 6pm
  • Sunday, Jan 27 - CSS Mens Club Sponsors Mental Health Initiative Breakfast, 9am. To RSVP
  • Sunday, Jan 27 - Dancing Under the Stars Info meeting, 10:30am
  • Friday, Mar 1 - Join us for a Pre Shabbat Nosh at 6:45pm
  • Friday, Mar 1 - Rescheduled 3rd Grade Shabbat L'Kulam Service, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Mar 17 - Movie - "Cloudy Sunday" at 3pm
  • Sunday, Mar 24 - Megillah Reading and Purim Carnival, 10:30am to 1pm
  • Saturday, Mar 30 - Family Havdalah Service, 5pm followed by dinner
  •  January 22, February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12,
  •  March 19
Join Us for Queen Esther's Feast beforehand at 6pm
January & February
Service Schedule: 
  • Friday, Jan 18 - Shabbat Evening Service-MLK Civil Rights Tour Presentation-Thoughts and Insights of the participants, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Jan 19 - Shabbat Morning Service at 10:30am
  • Friday, Jan 25 - Shabbat Evening Service at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Jan 26 - 7th Grade Shabbaton, 9am & Tu B'shevat Seder, 10:30am
  • Friday, Feb 1 - Shabbat Service & Birthday Blessings, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, Feb 2 - Shabbat Service w/ Nathaniel Brown assisting, 10:30am
  • Friday, Feb 8 - Shabbat Service, 7:30pm
  • Saturday , Feb 9 - Shabbat Service - Bar Mitzvah Nathaniel Brown, 10:30am
  • Friday, Feb 15 - Shabbat Service, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Feb 16 - Shabbat Service, 10:30am
  • Friday, Feb 22 - Shabbat Service, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Feb 23 - Shabbat Service, 10:30am

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2019 B'nai Mitzvah Services

Friday, January 18 at 7:30pm
You are invited to a special MLK/Civil Rights
Shabbat Evening Service

Participants from the recent Civil Rights Tour will lead services and share their experiences, insights and thoughts about this amazing Civil Rights Journey.  How can we take action? What m ight our community do in response to racial prejudice, human rights? Please come, listen and join in the conversation.   

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Service Opportunity

Martin Luther King Jr.  believed that one day abundance for all would mean scarcity for none.

On January 21 st , 2019, the Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association invites you to serve to remember his legacy.

In Plymouth County, there are 43,000 hungry people—13,000 of which are kids. Last year, we packaged 50,700 meals for food pantries in this county, many for Hull. We have fed over 26,000,000 hungry people so far!

Let’s keep going until King’s dream is realized!

Who: Any group or individual is welcome!
When: January 21, 2019
Where: St. John’s the Evangelist, Hingham, MA
How : Use the below URLs to contribute and to sign up to package food!
To Give a donation:;   

TU B’Shevat Seder
and Shabbat Service
Saturday, January 26, 10:30 am

Come and celebrate the Festival of Trees & enjoy Shabbat morning with your congregational community. This service will include kaddish.

Traditional Fruit Seder Plate, Salads, Brisket & Pulled Chicken sandwiches and Dessert.

No fee for lunch, (although donations are always appreciated) but please RSVP by January 20th.

Congregation Sha’aray Shalom, 1112 Main Street, Hingham, MA
Join us for a CSS Sisterhood
Book Discussion
Tuesday, January 22 at 7pm
CSS Sisterhood Book Discussion

Beat the winter blues! Come out, socialize and discuss “Not Our Kind,” by Kitty Zeldis. 

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 7 pm 
(Snow date: Tuesday, January 29)

Place: Congregation Sha’aray Shalom
Light refreshments will be served
RSVP through Evite

To request a ride, contact Judy Kalla:
Sunday, January 27 at 9am
You are invited to a Health Initiative Breakfast
Sponsored by the CSS Men's Club

There will be a presentation by the Samaritans on suicide prevention techniques and support.

Please RSVP to David Heller -

Congregation Sha'aray Shalom
Touching base with Congregants in Need...

Please Help our Caring Committee Reach out to Congregants.   Each Shabbat Service during the Mishaberah congregants share the names of other congregants and family members that are in need of healing. We would like to provide you an opportunity to share the congregant's contact information, so that the Caring Committee and Clergy may reach out to be of further assistance to our members in need. Please click on this link for the contact information form . Contact Information cards will also be available in the Temple lobby.
"One of the things that makes Congregation Sha'aray Shalom so special is that it is such a warm and caring community "
The Caring Committee of Sha’aray Shalom mobilizes assistance to meet the needs of members of our community as we fulfill the mitzvoth of G’milut Hasadim- acts of loving kindness. If each of us contributes just a little, we can accomplish a great deal and truly be a “caring congregation”.
The Caring Committee assists members by offering:
  • Outreach to members
  • delivering knitzvah blankets
  • Meals for the ill or bereaved
  • Assistance with transportation issues
  • Meals for families with new babies
Committee Co-chairs Brenda Elfman -,                    Barbara Marcus
Please inform the Rabbi, Cantor or co-chairs if you know of an individual or family who is in need of assistance.
Introducing Snowbird Shabbat!

Do you spend some of the winter in a warmer climate?

Join fellow members 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 Joseph would love to spend Shabbat with you.

  • February 8, Kabbalah Shabbat Service in Naples Florida
  • February 9 creative Shabbat morning service in Sarasota at 11am

Contact: Kris Goldberg for Sarasota location details:

For other times and addresses of events contact: Rabbi Shira Joseph

Also coming up soon...
Sha’aray Shalom
is turning 60 in 2019!

Help us commemorate this Vibrant Jewish Community’s major milestone!
We are looking for Committee Chairs and volunteers to join the 60 th Celebration Committee . We need everyone to gather their old CSS photos, memorabilia, and stories to help us celebrate Congregation Sha’aray Shalom’s amazing journey!

Contact: Deb Farber or Ellen Bernstein to volunteer
Come be part of the Purim Shpiel!

Casting Call for the
Greatest Show on Main Street!!
Wanted: Singers, Dancers, Actors …
No talent needed, just an enthusiasm for FUN!!
Rehearsal will be on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30
  ·        January 22
·          February 5
·          February 12
·          February 26
·          March 5
·          March 12
·          March 19
  No experience necessary ~ (Kids grade 2 and up welcome)

Contact Cantor Weiss for more information -

B'nai Mitzvah Celebrations
Welcome everyone -- with joy" ~ Sayings of the Fathers 1:15

The 2019 B'nai Mitzvah Season has begun at Congregation Sha'aray Shalom!

These beautiful Shabbat services are open to everyone. Watching our young congregants become a Bat or Bar Mitzvah is a source of pride for the whole Congregation Sha'aray Shalom Community! When we attend one of these Shabbat Services we support and celebrate the B'nai Mitzvah student's years of study, hard work and their and their family's commitment to this rich Jewish heritage and wonderful community.

Our Students work hard to achieve this life cycle milestone, please come worship with them and wish them a heartfelt Mazel Tov on their special day!

Schedule of 2019
B'nai Mitzvah Services
Nathaniel Brown ~ February 9
Charlotte Stamaris ~ March 2
Max Allen ~ March 16
Celia Cronin ~ March 23
Tadd Cavanaugh ~ March 30
Charles Winikoff ~ April 6
Eli Ruminer ~ April 13
Mollie Ruminer ~ April 13
Rachel Ruminer ~ April 13
Parker Evans ~ May 4
William Noble ~ May 11
Harrison Snyder ~ May 18
Mollie Gordon ~ May 25
Emma Conley ~ June 8
Piper Levin ~ September 7
Matthew Short ~ September 14
Evan Schneider ~ September 21
Daniel Dreyfus ~ November 9
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom | 1112 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043
 781/749-8103 | Fax: 781/740-1480 | execdir@shaaray.orgl |