Friday, May 10, Sunset Shabbat at 6:00pm with Fireside Quartet
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.
Dramatic Reading May 8
From Award-Winning Holocaust Memoir
Rabbi Joseph Polak, author of After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring , will present a unique and dramatic reading from his memoir at Congregation Shalom. A book signing will follow.  Details and RSVP.
Spirituality Group Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 7:30 - 9:00pm
This year the Spirituality Group is looking at Mussar, a spiritual curriculum for our lives. Please join us as we explore Mussar through meditation, reflection and sharing, in a warm, fun, and emotionally rich gathering. For more information
Fireside Quartet at
Sunset Shabbat Services
Friday, May 10, 6:00pm
This Friday, our Sunset Shabbat service will feature Fireside Quartet, an 'a cappella' Barbershop Quartet which includes Jesse Heines, one of our very own Congregation Shalom Members.
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 17, Tot Shabbat 6:00-6:45pm followed by
Shabbat Services 7:15-8:15pm with Shpiel
Moving Towards an Annual
Commitment Pledge 
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 23 at 7:00pm
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 7:30 pm
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)
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. 

And Don't Forget...
Get Your Grocery Cards
Grocery cards are available for Hannaford, Stop&Shop, Whole Foods or Donelan's, and the Temple makes $7 cashback for each $100 purchased. This leads to thousands of dollars for our programs, with no extra out-of-pocket money from you. Contact  Toby Sedgwick , to sign up for the monthly program, and then start shopping and giving back to Congregation Shalom at the same time. You can have grocery cards sent to college students too!