Our Newsletter: The Harbinger

NewsletterIconOur newsletter, The Harbinger, is published monthly and is an important source of information about Temple activities and the people who make things happen. Information that you wish to be considered for inclusion should be e-mailed to the editor. Deadline for consideration is the 14th day of the month prior to publication (i.e. Jun 14th for the Jul issue).

Tu B’Shevat Shabbat: Fri Jan 25th, 6pm

Join us for a special Shabbat service when we will be incorporating a Mystical Tu B’Shevat Seder. (Please note – this is not a meal. The foods served includes juice, fruits and nuts. There will be no Schmooze and Snacks that evening because food will be part of the service, but you are welcome to come at 5:30 to help set up.) Please R.S.V.P. to the Temple Office so we know how much food to prepare.

Watch Our Shabbat Service Online

If you cannot join us in person for Shabbat services at Temple Sholom, you can join us from your computer, Apple or Android device or by phone. We are using the Zoom web-conferencing system. You will be able to see everyone who joins in, so you feel more a part of the community.  To be part of our Shabbat services, click here. Zoom continues through the winter. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.  If you don’t have a computer or device, you can listen in by phone: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll). Meeting ID: 314 357 0584

Notification of Winter Weather Cancellations

During the winter months (which can be as late as April) please check your e-mail or www.weather.com (the Weather Channel) before coming to services on Friday nights. If there is a weather statement, advisory, or warning there is a good possibility we will cancel services. We like to err on the side of caution. Even if your road is fine, others in the area could be icy. An e-mail will be sent out to the congregation if we decide to cancel services, but not everyone has or checks their e-mail regularly. If you want to be sure you can contact the Rabbi directly.

Should We Send You Text Messages?

Would you be interested in getting text messages from the temple? Please click here for a survey you can submit.

High Holiday Sermons 5779 / 2018

Read Rabbi Medwin’s wonderful sermons by clicking: Erev Rosh Hashanah: Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Rosh Hashanah: The Earth as a Whole Being, Erev Yom Kippur: Apologies And Forgiveness and Yom Kippur morning: Finding Hope and Meaning in Dark Times.

Rabbi Medwin's Office Schedule and Contact Information

Rabbi Medwin is happy to meet with you in person. Please contact her in advance and she will arrange a time to meet. See her office schedule and contact information by clicking here.

Guide to Jewish Customs Regarding Death and Mourning

A comprehensive guide written by Rabbi Medwin to help our members and their loved ones understand Jewish practices with respect to death, funerals and mourning. Click here for the pdf.

New Book Published by Rabbi Medwin

alz bk coverThe book is called, “Alzheimer’s Families: Emotional and Spiritual Tools for Coping.” It is available at Amazon.com as a paper back and Kindle. This book was written to educate family members, their friends, clergy, mental health counselors and psychotherapists, and others that deal with Alzheimer’s family members or Alzheimer’s patients. It offers emotional and spiritual tools to help families cope.

Please help keep Rabbi Medwin Healthy

“torahreading”Attending Shabbat services is a time of greeting friends with handshakes and hugs. Rabbi Medwin is very susceptible to cold germs. If you have a cold please use the hand sanitizer provided and refrain from hugs or handshakes. A wave from a distance with a “I have a cold” will explain to her that you care.


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