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. Submissions 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).

Zoom Chanukah Trivia Party: Sat, Dec 12th 7pm

Save the date for a fun evening of Havdalah, Chanukah Candle lighting, and Jewish Trivia! Enjoy this important fundraising event for only $18 per person (registration is required). Click here for more information and click here for the registration form.

Sholom Jewish University Fall Classes (via Zoom)

It’s not to late to register: classes started Tuesday, Oct 6 and are open to temple members and the community. Complete information is in the October newsletter (click here).

Please Sponsor a Virtual Oneg Shabbat

As everywhere else, funds will be tight this year for our temple because of the Pandemic. You can do a mitzvah and be a Virtual Oneg Shabbat Sponsor. Pick a Shabbat you would like to “Virtually Sponsor.” Click here for full details on how to be a sponsor.

This is a beautiful way to start each and every day. Here’s a video of weekday morning prayers and blessings. Shalom.

Temple Sholom Morning Blessings Created by Rabbi Medwin Hosted by Steve Medwin on Vimeo.

Shabbat Services/Classes/Meetings Via Zoom

Following the guidelines of the CDC and the practices of most congregations around the country, and knowing that most members of our congregation are high risk, we have decided to not have any gatherings at the temple building until further notice. For now, all services/classes are being live-streamed via Zoom. Even if you are not a service regular, you might find participating in services could bring you comfort and calm during these very tumultuous and uncertain times. Join at 7pm for social time, services start at 7:30pm.

If you would like to participate in any of our zoom meetings, and you are not on our temple e-mail list, please click to e-mail Rabbi Medwin for information about joining our classes and services.

You can access a class/service from a smart phone, tablet that connects to the internet, or laptop or desktop computer. You can also phone in, and even though you won’t be able to see the video, you will be able to hear the audio.

Rabbi Medwin's Office Schedule and Contact Information

The temple office is open for very limited hours (call before you go) however telephone and email messages are being monitored. Rabbi Medwin’s office hours are currently on hold. Until further notice please contact the Rabbi via email or telephone. See 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.

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