What's Happening at
Temple Shir Tikvah
Week of July 9, 2018
All events are at the temple unless listed otherwise.
Wednesday, July 11
7:30pm -- Makom Shalom - A Peaceful Place.  Join us in a practice of 'metta' lovingkindness meditation.  TST member Marcie Kaplan will lead this session
Friday, July 13
7:30pm -- Shabbat Service led by Feb. 10 Adult B'nei Mitzvah group. Come for "Vengeance, Violence and Vows".  A special oneg will be served. 
Saturday, July 14
10:30am -- Torah Study Group  
Monday, July 16
7:30pm -- JCAN Meeting
7:30pm -- Board Meeting
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Makom Shalom - A Peaceful Place
Interested in creating more space for quiet reflection? Join in as we explore "metta"-lovingkindness-meditation. Led by temple member Marcie Kaplan, each sitting will be a version of this powerful practice, which focuses on connection. The July meeting will focus on self-compassion, or connection with ourselves. In the August meeting we will shift our focus outwards to others. The September meeting falls in the month of Elul, when we are preparing for the High Holidays. In keeping with the belief that we all are created in the image of God, and mindful of the current moral immigration crisis, we will shift our focus to connection with strangers. Looking forward to sitting together. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Beth Levin at beth@shir-tikvah.org
  • Wednesday, July 11th at 7:30pm
  • Monday, August 20th at 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, September 4th at 7:30pm
Criminal Justice Reform
Thursday, July 12, 7:00 to 8:30pm at Temple Isaiah in Lexington
Most of us are unaware of the major role District Attorneys play in the criminal justice inequities we see in our country.  And many of us don't pay any attention to who is running for District Attorney when we vote, or even know what the relevant questions are to be thinking about.  "What a Difference a DA makes" is the next phase of criminal justice reform action across our country this summer.  This event in Lexington will allow us to join with other GBIO congregations and learn about this important topic so that we can be better informed when we go to the polls for the primary elections on Sept 4. Click here for more information.  For questions, or to get more involved in this and other TST social justice activities, contact Anne Emmerich and Robin Kutner at shir-tzedek@shir-tikvah.org .
Temple Newsletter Update
There will be no August newsletter arriving in the mail next month. The next newsletter will be for September and October 2018 and will  be arriving in the mail by the first of September.  Go to the temple website at www.shir-tikvah.org for information on upcoming events and High Holidays. Have a nice summer!
Tisha B'Av 
Saturday night, July 21 at 8:00pm at the temple
Alicia DePaolo and Rabbi Rim will offer an exploration of the Book of Lamentations through sound and study. Experience the hauntingly beautiful chanting of these ancient words as we reflect on their relevance in today's broken world.
Sunday, July 22 at 5:00pm at ICE office in Burlington at 10 New England Executive Park
On the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, when we fast in remembrance of destruction and exile, we come together at the ICE office in Burlington to mourn the brokenness of our American immigration system.  Shir Tikvah will be one of many congregations joining together in public lament and in solidarity.  Community members are invited to this public lament in the closing hours of Tisha B'Av, as we share stories, sing laments, and offer support to those most impacted and call for a new vision of healing and justice.   
P icnic and Havdalah at Spy Pond
Saturday, July 21 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
A play date/picnic and havdalah in Spy Pond Park in Arlington, MA. Charming waterfront green space featuring a playground, baseball field & boat ramp, plus bike paths. The park entrance is located at 56 Pond Lane, Arlington, MA 02474. Contact: Rabbi Cari for more information.
Shir Tikvah's Annual Camping Weekend
Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5, 2018 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Summer is around the corner and so is the Annual Camping Trip. For information and to register click here.
Summer Shabbat Services -- month of July
July 13 a 7:30pm -- Shabbat Services in the sanctuary led by the Feb. 10th Adult B'nei Mitzvah group. The theme is "Vengeance, Violence and Vows!". A special oneg will be served. 
July 20 at 6:30pm -- Dinner with Friends (Potluck)
July 27 at 7:30pm -- Shabbat Services led by a community member
Annual Kick-Off BBQ - Backyard Needed
The Adult Social Committee is looking for a large back yard to accommodate the annual BBQ on Saturday September 15, 2018, starting at 4:00 pm (rain date: Sunday Sept. 16). No work is required by the host. The committee will provide the grill and the beverages. Volunteers staff the grills and guests bring chairs and a side dish, salad, or dessert.  It is a great social event to kick-off the new year.
If you would be willing to host this years' event, please email Rob and Edda Shaffer at adultsocial@shir-tikvah.org.
2018-19 School Registration and Deposits
Click here to see our video.  
Here's how to register:
1) Click here to sign in with your email address and password. If you don't have a password, click on "forgot password" and set one up.
2) Click Member Resources, and then My Account 
3) Click School Enrollments, and then  Enroll Now -- (make sure you are enrolling in the 2018-19 term)
4) Choose your child's upcoming grade, and click Continue
5) Fill out the information on the form, and click Continue to Deposit (your information will be saved up to this point).
6) You can pay the deposit on-line with a credit card.  If you would like to pay the deposit by check, please send it to the office. If you want to make financial arrangements, please contact Linda Singer-Berk (781-729-1263) or the temple treasurer at treasurer@shir-tikvah.org.
For questions or help -- please contact the office.
T ikkun Olam (Repairing the World)
HELP US REPAIR THE WORLD -- If you are interested in getting involved, contact us at tikkunolam@shir-tikvah.org
Click here for a list of ongoing projects.
  • The JF&CS Family Table is looking for donations of whole grain crackers and 15oz boxes of raisins for their kosher food pantry serving greater Boston. Double donations are needed for the summer. Please bring your donations to the temple.
  • LexRAP is a Lexington-based non-profit organization helping refugees to settle in the United States and to become productive and well-adjusted members of the community. If you have a usable laptop (Windows 7 and above, or Macs no more than 4 years old) meeting the specifications below, we can use it!  Contact lexraplaptopdonation@gmail.com  to arrange pick-up or drop-off. Help us reach our goal of collecting 15 laptops by July 15. Click here for laptop specifications. Contact Peggy Shuker for more details.
Beyond Shir Tikvah
  • Join Jewish Singles Mingle (ages 45-65) for Escape the Room Adventure, an interactive and exciting evening on Sunday, July 15 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. It's a great way to meet others and have fun at the same time! Pizza, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be served. Plus, there's plenty of free parking available. Limited tickets available, so sign up early and see if you can face the challenge of this "escape the room" adventure. Get tickets at https://jsmescaperoom.eventbrite.com . The cost is $36 per person. For more information or questions, please contact Marilyn Goldman at marilyn.goldman@comcast.net or 781-789-7345.
  • Interfaith Family: We are now offering informal meet ups in venues other than coffee shops!  See flyer for more info on upcoming events. Sponsored by Temple Emanuel of Newton. 
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We have dietary restrictions for community events here at TST: 
1) No raw onions.
2) No meat or shellfish.
3) Vegetarian-dairy selections are most common.
4) Gluten-free and vegan options are also appreciated.
5) Any food that includes nuts should be clearly marked.
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