What's Happening at
Temple Shir Tikvah
Week of September 9, 2018
A Happy and Healthy New Year 
to all!

Shanah Tovah!
All events are at the temple unless listed otherwise.  
Wednesday, September 12
7:00 pm -- Shir Tikvah RepresentUs Task Force
7:30 pm -- Shir Chadash Choir Rehearsal
Friday, September 14
7:30 pm -- Totally Text Shabbat with Rabbi Cari.  We will light candles, join together in Motzi and Kiddush and study together. Mourner's Kaddish will be said at the end. Please bring something sweet or savory to share at the Oneg.

Saturday, September 15
9:30 am -- Arlington Town Day 
9:30 am -- Winchester Community Organization Fair
  10:30 am -- Torah Study Group
Sunday, September 16 -- 1st day of Learning Corps
9:30 am -- Learning Corps grades 1-6 at the Ambrose School (AS)
9:45 am -- TST Book Group - "The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery.  
10:00 am -- Sukkah Building with the Men's Group
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, we have upcoming events at which they can experience our casual and open community. So come by, bring a friend, and share what you love about Shir Tikvah. Click  here for flyer. 

Family Friendly "S'mores in the Sukkah" -- Sunday, Sept. 23, 5:00pm
Tot Shabbat Open House, Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:00am 
Family-Friendly Shabbat Dinner & Service -- Oct. 12, 5:45pm
Friday Night Shabbat Services -- Oct. 12, 7:30pm
Volunteers needed for Arlington Town Day and Winchester Community Organization Fair
Please sign up for an hour or two to sit at our booth and greet people who stop by at one of these two community events. Let your neighbors know we have a warm, welcoming Jewish congregation right here in Winchester!
We'll have handouts ready and all you need is a friendly demeanor. We could use  two volunteers for each slot. Any assistance you can give will be greatly appreciated!
Sign up here for Arlington Town Day
Sign up here for the Winchester Community Organization Fair.

Yom Kippur Volunteers Still Needed
Help in the sacred task of preparing for the high holidays. Please sign up below. If you are uncomfortable signing up online, please feel free to contact the Ritual Committee or Linda Singer-Berk for assistance. Thank you.
Click here to sign up for Yom Kippur

For more information on the High Holidays this year, check out the High Holiday section of our website.  
A nnual Barbecue -- Please Note Date Change to Saturday September 22 from 4-7:00pm
Join Temple Shir Tikvah members for an early evening barbecue! Burgers, kosher hotdogs, barbecued chicken, and drinks provided; bring a chair to sit on, plus a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Please indicate what you plan to bring when you register online or send an email to Connie Stolow.
Click here to register online.  Click here for flyer.
Sponsored by Adult Social Committee.
Aging Well in the Community -- Save-the-Date
October 21 at 7:00 pm -- in the Oneg Room at the temple
We will be screening the movie "5 Flights Up". Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman are Ruth and Alex, a retired couple who begin to question whether they should stay in the wonderful 5th floor Brooklyn apartment (with no elevator) that they have lived in for 40 years; the stairs are harder to manage. The movie follows them as they try to sell their apartment and look for a new one, 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 to discuss 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 Neighborhoods.

You are also invited to join us to talk about what concerns are on your mind, and help us plan other programs to offer for the coming year.   If you have any questions, would like to join our planning process, or be on our Aging Well mailing list, please contact Paula Solomon at  pksolomon@aol.com
For more information on the Aging Well in the Community click here.
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 Tikkun Olam Committee will host its fall kickoff dessert, coffee, and brainstorming meeting on Thursday evening, October 4th, from 7 to 8:30pm at Meryl Loonin's house: 80 Cedar Street in Lexington. All temple members, high school age and up, are welcome to attend.  Please note that the date listed in the temple's print newsletter is incorrect.
  • On Sunday, October 21 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm grade families for an afternoon of service at Food Link Arlington. Join us to sort food, clean the facility, and prepare for deliveries. 
  • 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.
Yom Kippur Services 
Tuesday  Sept. 18
8 pm -- Kol Nidre Services at Winchester Town Hall 
Wednesday, Sept.19
9 am -- Aleph Services (Families with children ages 5 and under) at the temple
10:00 am -- Yom Kippur Morning Service at Town Hall 
10:30 am -- Kehillah Service (Families with children ages 6 through 10) at the temple (TST)
12:45 pm -- Mincha and Torah Reading (WTH) 
2:00 pm -- Study Session -- 
"Living With Chance and Uncertainty" will be lead by Rabbi Rim and Dr. Rachel Buchsbaum, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Tufts Medical Center. (WTH) 
4:00 pm -- Healing Service (WTH)
5:00 pm -- Music Meditation (WTH)
5:30 pm -- Yizkor, Neilah, Shofar and Havdalah (WTH)
7:00 pm -- Break the Fast
Beyond Shir Tikvah
  • Reform Jewish Outreach Boston offers classes and workshops supporting interfaith couples and individuals exploring Judaism, including A Taste of JudaismĀ®, Introduction to Judaism, and Yours, Mine & Ours for Interfaith Couples. See flyer here.
  • Join Temple Shir Tikvah in voting YES on 3 to protect transgender rights in Massachusetts .Two years ago, transgender equality was written into the law in Massachusetts. That victory meant that transgender people in Massachusetts can go about their daily lives knowing that they can't lawfully be turned from any public spaces. However, a statewide ballot question in November aims at repealing those protections. 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/
  • Join Jewish Singles Mingle for an Outdoor Cocktail Party, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm Welcome in the Jewish New Year (5779) and celebrate with us at an outdoor cocktail party. Open bar, light appetizers, dessert and live music. This is a busy time of year, so please sign up early to help us plan and reserve your spot. Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://jsmcocktailparty2018.eventbrite.com. Location and final details will be sent to all those with tickets 2-3 days prior to the event. The cost is $36 per person. For more information or questions, please contact Marilyn Goldman at or 781-789-7345. Sponsored by Temple Emanuel of Newton.
  • Registration has begun for the 2019 teen March of the Living to Poland and Israel, April 28 - May 12, 2019.  Click here.
  • Tribute to Glenn Miller with the Boston Saxophone Quartet.  Tuesday, September 18 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at the Jenks Center, Winchester.  Free and open to the community.
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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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