What's Happening at
Temple Shir Tikvah
Week of November 5, 2018
All events are at the temple unless listed otherwise. 

Tuesday, November 6
7:00 am - 8:00 pm -- Vote! 
3:45 pm -- Learning Corps Grades 4 and 5 Dance Day
4:15 pm -- Grades 4 and 5 Cooking Class with Rabbi Cari
7:30 pm -- Ritual Committee
Wednesday, November 7
3:45 pm -- Grade 7 Cooking Classes with Rabbi Cari
3:45 pm -- Learning Corps Grades 6 and 7
6:00 pm -- Grades 8-12

Friday, November 9
6:45 pm -- Interfaith Youth Experience
7:30 pm -- Mostly Music Shabbat Services with Shir Chadash Choir, Rabbi Cari, and Beth

Saturday, November 10 
10:00 am -- Bar Mitzvah of Leo Arone 
10:30 am -- Torah Study Group
5:00 pm -- Havdalah Together Family-Friendly Service and Potluck 
Sunday, November 11
9:30 am -- Madrichim Training - Ambrose School (AS)
9:30 am -- 5th Grade Family Education  (AS)
9:30 am -- Learning Corps Grades 1-6 (AS)
9:45 am -- Morning Book Group -- at the Lebow/Oram home
9:45 am -- New Member Brunch at the temple
9:45 am -- Adult Education Class: Engaging with the African-American Experience (AS) 
11:30 am -- Teacher Staff Meeting (AS)
7:00 pm -- Aging Well in Community Speaker Event at the temple
Havdalah Together
November 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Gather together with Rabbi Cari, Beth, and your Temple Shir Tikvah family for a warm, song-filled Havdalah ritual to mark the end of Shabbat.  This event is perfect for all ages. Bring grandparents, babies, and everyone in between!
5:00-5:45--Join us for a pizza/potluck in the oneg room.  Please bring a vegetarian (fish is ok, no raw onions) dish or dessert to share--we will provide the pizza (RSVP's are appreciated)!
5:45-6:30--We will move up to the sanctuary for a brief evening  (maariv) 
service followed by Havdalah, with plenty of singing!  
New Member Brunch
Sunday, November 11 at 9:45 am at the temple

A chance for new members to get together and meet each other and learn what is happening at the temple.Children not currently enrolled in  the Learning Corps are encouraged to attend. 
Adult Education Class: Engaging with the African-American Experience 
Sunday, November 11th at 9:45 am at Ambrose
One African-American Person's Experience. Lavette Coney is a courageous educator, writer, and lecturer, whose racial identity began to develop early in life, as a person of African descent living under conditions of White supremacy. She has pursued her work around "race" and social justice through developing and teaching many workshops and presentations at conferences in this country and in Japan, and in her published writings. She has concluded that we cannot be fully human unless we grapple with, understand, and take action on issues of social justice and equity. She is adamant that being engaged in this work is not a hobby. Lavette Coney was born in Roxbury. She will describe her experience through a rich monologue. We will have the opportunity to process and reflect what we have heard in small groups, followed by questions and answers.
Ferguson/Fargesen: Racism, Jewishness, and the Movement for Black Lives. 
Sunday, November 18th at Ambrose
The "Village-Movement" with guest speakers from Cambridge Neighbors
Date: Sunday, November 11
6:45 pm for beverages & snacks,  7 pm presentation begins
B arbara Selwyn, the Executive Director of Cambridge Neighbors will talk to us about the "village-movement" that began in nearby Beacon Hill as a grassroots membership organization, and now has spread to many communities nationwide. Cambridge Neighbors and Beacon Hill Village are examples of "naturally occurring retirement communities," in which local participants come together to share resources, support and social activities, creating a community within a community. Learn how this kind of resource may help you age well in your home. Barbara will be joined by a member of Cambridge Neighbors to tell us how the experience of being in such a community has enhanced her life.
If there is interest, we can follow with a conversation about ways that Shir Tikvah might be able to supplement some of the ways these "neighborhoods" help folks age in community.
Transgender Remembrance Shabbat
Friday night, November 16th at 7:30 pm 
We will join together in a safe space to gather courage and perspective as we honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. The service will be led by Rabbi Rim and Beth Levin.  
Trans lives will not be erased. Trans rights are human rights. Please join in solidarity.
Welcoming the Stranger Group  
Shir Tikvah's response to the immigration and refugee crisis
  • Jericho Walk, Tuesday, November 20, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Sponsored by TST and Temple Emanu-El of Haverill. ICE Enforcement and Removal Office, 1000 District Ave,  Burlington (Also comes up as 10 District Ave on maps). This is a peaceful, interfaith witnessing activity that expresses support for the rights of immigrants and the importance of keeping families together. It begins and ends with a short prayer/song. Bring signs with positive messages (nothing about specific politicians, please). Please park near the back of the lot, as far as possible from District Ave, to leave parking spaces for those coming to their ICE appointments and for other building tenants.
  • Prayer Vigil, Sunday, December 9th, 2 pm - 3 pm, ICE Detention Center, South Bay Correctional Facility, 20 Bradston Street, Boston. Please RSVP to Beth Soltzberg at bethsoltzberg@gmail.com so that we can coordinate TST participants.
  • Tzedek Reflection Meeting: convening on immigration, Sunday, December 9th, 1:30-3:45 pm, Temple Hillel B'nai Torah, 120 Corey St, West Roxbury. See flyer for more information.
Project Ezra
Ongoing through December 24
Project Ezra is a tradition shared between Temple Shir Tikvah and Temple Isaiah in Lexington, where members of both congregations prepare and deliver Christmas meals to elderly residents and families in Arlington, Bedford, and Lexington.

You can help:
  • Prepare food items in your home and bring them to Temple Isaiah in Lexington on Monday, December 24;
  • Decorate delivery bags and create cards with beautiful pictures and notes (a great family activity);
  • Carve the turkey breasts;
  • Pack the food into serving size containers; or
  • Make deliveries.
Learn more here, or contact projectezra@templeisaiah.net with questions.
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.
  •  We're recruiting new volunteers for our ongoing projects. Interested in tutoring a child in an underserved elementary school in Somerville, cooking monthly meals for homeless adults, taking part in a Habitat for Humanity work crew, or learning to head up our Winchester Hospital X-mas Day volunteer effort? Contact tikkunolam@shir-tikvah.org to learn more.
  • 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. Please bring your donations to the temple.
Beyond Shir Tikvah

  • "A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?" is a free workshop on Judaism's central beliefs and practices, whether you are an interfaith couple, have Jewish family heritage, spiritually exploring, or are simply curious. Harvard Hillel, Cambridge with Rabbi Cari Bricklin-Small. Two Wednesday evenings: November 7 & 14, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Advance registration is required at www.reformjudaism.org/boston. Contact us at: 617-928-0012 or rjob@urj.org.
  • Being Jewish in Trump's America. Wednesday, November 14 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  JCCGB.  Click here for flyer.
  • The Rising Song Jewish Music Residency is a full-time study and collaboration and opportunity for talented musicians and prayer leaders. Based in Philadelphia, this new nine-month program will prepare ba'alei neginah (holders of song) to cultivate grassroots musical movements that nurture Jewish spiritual life. Application deadline January 15, 2019. Learn more.
  • Jewish Singles Mingle (Singles Group for Ages 50-65), Latkes & Vodkas Chanukah PartySaturday, December 1, 2018, 7-9 pm. Please join us for our annual Chanukah celebration! A fun-filled evening with spirits, dinner & latkes, live music, dancing, candle lighting and socializing. $36 per person, Online ticket sales will begin on Oct. 31 at ttps://jsmlatkesandvodkas2018.eventbrite.com  Contact Marilyn Goldman at marilyn.goldman@comcast.net or (781) 789-7345 if you have any questions.  
  • Registration has begun for the 2019 teen March of the Living to Poland and Israel, April 28 - May 12, 2019. Click here.
  • Honeymoon Israel provides trips to Israel for couples with at least one Jewish partner. Spend nine exhilarating, romantic and memorable days exploring Israel in luxury with the one you love, and 19 other couples from the greater Boston area. You will return home with a new community and friends who feel like family. Learn more.
  • Introduction to Judaism is designed for couples (interfaith or not), congregants who might like a basic Judaism course, and anyone exploring conversion to Judaism. Registrations are being accepted for November 13 (Temple Shalom, Newton), January 27 (Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland), March 5 (Temple Sinai, Brookline), and April 29 (Beth El Temple Center, Belmont).
  • Yours, Mine & Ours for Interfaith Couples, a facilitated discussion group for interfaith couples (dating, engaged, married or new parents) to strengthen communication around faith, family, culture, and identity. Sunday afternoons December 2 and 9 at Temple Shalom, Newton.
  • Combined Jewish Philanthropies is excited to launch a year-long, community-wide conversation tour, "The 360Five: One Year, Five Questions, Many Voices," led by CJP President and CEO Rabbi Marc Baker. Through dozens of in-person events around Greater Boston, the tour will introduce diverse audiences to Marc and allow him to hear about critical issues firsthand. Tuesdays Nov. 20, Nov. 27, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Jan. 15, and Feb. 5. Learn more and Register.
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Did you know?  
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.
6) Our kitchen is dairy.
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