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).

Registration Is Open for Religious School

Classes restart on Tue, Sept 25 for kindergarten thru Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The younger children learn about Judaism, holidays, and blessings, through songs, crafts, and bible stories. The older children learn the same plus longer prayers, and they prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Learn more about our school here.

Perform the Mitzvah of Sukkot, 5779

Tues, Sept 25 at 5:30pm: have dinner in the Sukkah with the Rabbi (bring your own dinner).
Fri, Sept 28 at 7:30pm: join us for Sukkot Shabbat Services.

Simchat Torah Shabbat: Fri Oct 5 at 7:30pm

Join us as we celebrate the joy of the Torah. First we will dance with the Torahs around the sanctuary. Then we will unroll the Torah, book by book, point out important verses and take turns reading from the last verses in Deuteronomy and back to the beginning in Genesis. Sign up at the office if you wish to read a verse.

Sholom University, Adult Ed Classes: Starting Oct 2

Jewish culture and Hebrew language classes are being offered for the Fall 2018 schedule. All classes are open to the community. Complete class descriptions and schedule are in the September newsletter — the registration form is here. Come join us! **** New class added: Hebrew 1 for very beginners meets Fridays 6:30-7:15pm. You can still join, contact office for information.

High Holiday Sermons 5779 / 2018

Read Rabbi Medwin’s wonderful sermons by clicking: Erev Rosh Hashanah: Won’t You Be My Neighbor and Rosh Hashanah, The Earth as a Whole Being.

Pot Luck Dairy Dinner: Fri Nov 2 at 6pm

Shabbat services will begin after dinner at 7:30. Let us know what you will bring. Please contact Susan Kantor or call Steph at temple.

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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