Friday, May 17, Tot Shabbat 6:00-6:45pm followed by
Shabbat Services 7:15-8:15pm with Shpiel
There will be a cooler outside the Temple doors from Wednesday, 5/15, at noon through Thursday, 5/16, 8pm.
Food Needed for Lowell Transitional Living Center
We are collecting food to be donated to the Lowell Transitional Living Center this month. Please feel free to donate meatloaf, brownies and/or salad. Every donation is greatly appreciated. Any questions   email Deborah Morrissey ,   or call her at
(978) 239-0466.
These sessions will provide the most detailed information; the presentation at the Annual Meeting will be a summary.
Moving Towards an Annual
Commitment Pledge System
Information Sessions for all Members
Learn more about our Annual Commitment Pledge program and get your questions answered. Two sessions will be held:
Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30pm
Thursday, May 22 at 6:15pm
Sessions will be held in the sanctuary.
Groundbreaking Workshop!
Rescheduled from March 4.
The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism 
Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 - 9:30pm 
Facing History’s ground-breaking lessons explore the role that antisemitism played at the 2017  Unite the Right  rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.
At Congregation Shalom. Light dinner included.
Merrimack Valley Jewish Film Festival – Opening Night Reception & Film
Saturday May 18 at 7:30pm
at Congregation Shalom. For more information and tickets go to www.mvjf.org or call 978-688-0466.
$24 per person.

MAGIC MEN is the story of a Holocaust survivor who has renounced his faith. Directors: Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv, 2014 Israel, 100 minutes, English, Greek, Hebrew (with English subtitles)
Temple Landscaping Help Needed for new date of Sunday, May 19
House Committee needs help transplanting overgrown bushes, planting new plants, weeding, edging and spreading mulch. Need people to help with 3-hour shifts–one shift starting at 8am and another at 10am.
Josh Degen and Linda Lischer will support and supervise. Need people to bring own working gloves. Could use shovels, hard rakes, leaf rake, wheelbarrows, edgers, buckets, brooms, pruning shears, loppers, 100 ft. extension cord, hedge trimmer, blower.  If you are available for a few hours, please email  Larry Cohen and let him know what starting time is best for you and what tools you will be bringing.
50/50 Raffle Tickets
Remember to send in your stubs and checks–$10 per ticket. The more tickets sold, the more money for the winner! Drawing will be June 2 at the Annual Meeting. You don't need to be present to win. For more tickets contact Fundraising .
Friday, May 24, Sunset Shabbat 6:00-7:00pm
Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 2 at 4:00pm
The meeting will be held at the temple, with the option for virtual participation. The purpose of this meeting will be to vote on Bylaws changes to accommodate the potential for a voluntary system to replace dues, to approve the financial plan for next year, and to elect officers and trustees.
All members are encouraged to participate in this important business of
Congregation Shalom. 

Save Your Used Clothing
In a few weeks, we will have a container in the parking lot for your outgrown and unwanted clothing. It's the perfect time to clean out your closet! Help the congregation by donating all your used and never worn items. We will let you know when the container arrives, but start saving now!
And Don't Forget...
Shop online at 783 different well-known stores and donate money to Congregation Shalom. It's free and easy! Just go to the iGive website once you have established the link.   Click here  to register for Congregation Shalom to automatically be the recipient cause. If you have any questions, please contact  Laura.