What's Happening at
Temple Shir Tikvah
Week of October 8, 2018
All events are at the temple unless listed otherwise. 

Monday, October 8 -- Office Open

Tuesday, October 9
3:45 pm -- Learning Corps Grades 4 & 5
7:00 pm -- Israel Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 10
3:45 pm -- Learning Corps, Grades 6 & 7
6:00 pm -- High School, Grades 8 - 12

Friday, October 12
5:45 pm -- First Grade Consecration
5:45 pm -- Family Friendly Dinner and Service - Open House
7:30 pm -- Shabbat Services Open House with Rabbi Cari and Beth 

Saturday, October 13
10:30 am -- Torah Study Group
7:30 pm -- Jazz+ Cafe 
Sunday, October 14 
9:00 am -- Taking down the sukkah at the temple -- volunteers needed -- contact office@shir-tikvah.org.
9:30 am -- Learning Corps Grades 1-6
9:30 am -- 3rd Grade Family Education
9:30 am -- TST Bookmobile
9:30 am -- Madrichim Training
9:40 am -- Minyan with Rabbi Cari and Beth
10:00 am -- Adult Education Class: The Mosaic Lens: Jews in Photography

Monday, October 15
7:30 pm -- Board Meeting
If You Love It, Share It -- Fall Open Houses
Do you have friends who have been to a few events at Shir Tikvah? Or friends who have been curious about our community? If so, come by, bring a friend, and share what you love about Shir Tikvah. Click  here for flyer. 

Family-Friendly Shabbat Dinner & Service -- Friday, Oct. 12, 5:45 pm
Friday Night Shabbat Services -- Oct. 12, 7:30 pm
Jazz+ Café
Saturday October 13, 7:30 pm at the temple, featuring temple member Paul Green and  The Wicked Pickers band, playing an eclectic music selection. This will be café-style with desserts and great music, along with time for just schmoozing.  Cost is $10 per person.  Seating at tables will be limited, so get your reservations in early by rsvping online.  You can charge your credit card or bill to your account. Desserts and coffee/tea will be provided; beer or wine will be BYOB. Questions?  Please contact the Adult Social Committee or the office.
The Mosaic Lens:  Jews in Photography
Sunday, October 14 at 10:00 am at the Ambrose School
A disproportionate number of major twentieth-century American photographers are Jewish. Why is this so? In this one-day course, we will look at some of the central contributors to American photography, their influences, subjects, techniques, effects, and themes. We will apply an ancient technique of scriptural exegesis, pardes, to famous and obscure images that still have the power to change the viewer.

At the Ambrose School, 27 High Street, Winchester . Learn more.
Connections Film Night: Simon & Théodore
at Arlington's Capitol Theatre Thursday, November 15 at 6:45 pm

Connections: Women of Shir Tikvah returns to Boston Jewish Film Festival in Arlington! Those who are available after the film are invited to meet for discussion & dessert at the home of a temple member tba.
Simon & Theodore is a touching French comedic drama. Simon, recently released from a psychiatric hospital, is about to become a father and his wife, Rivkah, a rabbi, is unconvinced that he is ready.

Reserve your ticket now! Tickets: $12 (Group Rate). RSVP Deadline: October 16. To reserve a ticket, please follow this link: https://www.shir-tikvah.org/event/film-screening-simon--thodore.html   You may also log into your TST account, bill to your account, and send in a check to the office.  Open to all Shir Tikvah members ages 13+ who identify as women.
The Dialogue Project - (http://arava.org/dialogueproject/
Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 pm, 50 Paul Revere Road Arlington, Parish Hall.
Members of Temple Shir Tikvah are invited to a rare educational event about Jewish/Arab relations and the environment. Our Israel committee is cosponsoring an event at Arlington's Park Avenue Congregational Church for Arava Institute, a unique institution that brings Jews and Arabs from around the Middle East for environmental education. A flyer is attached. 
Aging Well in the Community Film Night:
5 Flights Up
On Sunday evening October 21 at 7 pm, we will be screening the movie "5 Flights Up". Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman are a retired couple who question whether they should stay in the wonderful 5th floor Brooklyn apartment (with no elevator) that they have lived in for many years. They are finding the stairs harder to manage. The light-hearted movie follows them as they prepare to move, and begin to more deeply ask what is important to them in the place that they live. Following the movie we hope you will stay for a discussion about how the issues in this movie relate to each of us.

Save  Sunday evening, November 11th to learn about the "village-movement" with a speaker from Cambridge Neighbors.

If you have any questions, would like to join our planning process, or be on our Aging Well mailing list, please contact Paula Solomon
For more information on the Aging Well in the Community click here.
Starts Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the temple library -- pre-registration required 
This year's Mussar group is a continuation of the successful classes held last year and will again be led by Rabbi Marcia Plumb. Mussar helps people connect their spiritual growth with their daily behavior, through group-based discussions, one-on-one conversations, personal diaries and readings. Mussar focuses on specific traits, one-by one, that helps people connect their values with how they can live in the day-to-day world. The class will meet on at 7:00-8:30pm in the library on Oct 23, Nov 13, Nov 27, Dec 18, Jan 8, Jan 29, Feb 19, and Mar 12 (all Tuesdays). The cost for the series is $80 for members. You can register by going to this link on the temple website. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Bill Prenovitz at lexwood@hotmail.com.
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.
  • On Sunday, October 21 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm join 6th & 7th grade families for an afternoon of service at Food Link Arlington. Join us to sort food, clean the facility, and prepare for deliveries. 
  • GBIO (Greater Boston Interfaith Organization) Pre-Election Action and 20th Anniversary Kick-Off, Monday, October 22, 2018, 7-9 p.m., 6:30 arrival. The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, 100 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury MA 02120. Click here for more information.  
  •  We're also 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


  • Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP) Dinner Fundraiser, Sunday, October 14th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm  at Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln St. in Lexington. At LexRAP's Gala Fundraiser Dinner refugee families that are being assisted by LexRAP will be cooking delicious authentic Middle Eastern dishes from their own recipes and serving them to guests. This Dinner Fundraiser is open to the public; we hope that folks will come and meet their refugee neighbors - some of whom have recently become U.S citizens! To purchase tickets to the Dinner Fundraiser, Visit www.lexrap.org. Adults = $25, children under 12 = $10, children under 6: free, Family maximum = $75. Shir Tikvah members Peggy Shukur, Barry Glass or Alison Abdu are working with LexRap and we hope to see you there!
  • "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.  
  • Transgender Rights Panel, Thursday, October 4th 7:00PM-8:45PM, Winchester Library Large Meeting Room. Join us as we host a panel of transgender rights advocates as part of our support for the YES on 3 campaign. This program is being co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Winchester. More information is available here.
  • New Repertory Theatre presents:WE WILL NOT BE SILENT.  Risking everything to stand up for social justice, German college student Sophie Scholl courageously led the only major act of civil disobedience against Hitler and his fascist regime. Click here for flyer.
  • Join Temple Shir Tikvah in voting YES on 3 to protect transgender rights in Massachusetts.Temple Shir Tikvah is joining a broad coalition led by the Freedom for All Massachusetts campaign that includes more than 350 clergy, faith leaders, and congregations across the state that commits vote YES on 3 to uphold transgender rights. We urge you to pledge voting YES on 3 by using this link-- https://www.keshetonline.org/ma-ballot-initiative/vote-yes/.
  • The Role of Genetics in Parkinson's Disease, Sunday, November 4 from 2-3:15pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Specific focus will be on genetic mutations associated with Parkinson's disease, current research on the topic, and Parkinson's genes that are more common in people of Ashkenazi descent. Facilitated by Dr. Anne-Marie Wills from the Movement Disorder Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.Sponsored by JCC Greater Boston in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital. To learn more or register, contact groupfit@jccgb.org.
  • Registration has begun for the 2019 teen March of the Living to Poland and Israel, April 28 - May 12, 2019.  Click here.
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1) No raw onions.
2) No meat or shellfish.
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4) Gluten-free and vegan options are also appreciated.
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