This week

School on Wednesday 11/19 (no school Wednesday 11/26)
Tot Shabbat ages 3-8 Friday 11/21 4:50PM, something for all, please RSVP
Shabbat Services Friday 5:30PM, Saturday 10AM
2nd Artisan’s Fair & Bake Sale Sunday 11/23 11-3
Spread the word!
Great raffle & amazing baked goods!

If you want any information about Jewish summer camp there are brochures in the lobby or please ask your child’s teacher

If possible please bring a donation for the Food Pantry when you come to the shul.



We use the name “Tot Shabbat” for our programming for those too young for our Wednesday program. It is for ages 3 – 8. There is something fun for each child to learn & experience.
“Tot Shabbat” is an established name for these sorts of programs albeit not reflective of the entire demographic. Some say the name originated from the Hebrew letter ט which is the number nine and the program is for under age nine. Others say the first use of the name was by a small shul in the suburbs of Anchorage in the 1950′s (Congregation Kar Sheleg).

Also, volunteers are still needed for events. Please see prior blog post for dates & times.

Shabbat Shalom!



Tot Shabbat Update

Friday 11/21 4:50PM
Friday 12/5 4:50PM Shabbat song, story & craft then join us for a student led service (including the tots) & a potluck dinner
Friday 12/19 Channukah Party!
Saturday 1/10/2015 Havdalah & Chili
Friday 1/23 4:50PM Tot Shabbat learn about Tu B’Shvat the birthday of trees
Friday 2/6 4:50PM Get Ready for Purim!
Friday 3/13 Join us for Shabbat Dinner!
Friday 4/17 Tot Shabbat


Next Wednesday 11/5 Camp Presentation

Next Wednesday at 5:05PM please join Rabbi Broitman & our students for a fun & informational seminar about Jewish summer camps for kids and available funding.
All ages & generations welcome!

Professor Arnold Eisen (who spoke here this past summer) a scholar of American Judaism and the chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, proclaimed, “Nothing I do to build Jewish life, Jewish education, or the Jewish community is more important than getting more kids to Jewish camps.”

Guest Post by Olivia Hull on Sukkot Event

Guest Post by Olivia Hull:

This Sukkot will remembered for years to come by the teens and group leaders who spent a night under the moon and stars in the Hebrew Center sukkah. After a high school pizza dinner, which featured stimulating conversation about the significance holiday and the loved ones we invite to our sukkah as “ushpizin” or guests, we watched an Israeli movie which explores the idea of Ushpizin through a poignant and humorous narrative. The movie screening also featured popcorn and hot cocoa. When the credits rolled, we readied ourselves for bed, spread our sleeping bags across the tarp, and settled in for a sleep below a gibbous moon. Near midnight, the rhythmic spray of three sprinkler jets caught us by surprise, but the problem was quickly rectified by a resourceful chaperone. Sleep fell over us once again, and by morning, our sleeping bags were damp, but our bodies dry and rested.

Next year in the Negev!

Please note the following date corrections:
Hannukah party is Friday 12/19
Asian Pot Luck Student Led Service Friday 2/13

11/7 Schedule Change

Our 11/7 Student Led Service has been postponed.
There will be an exciting weekend program beginning that evening. Please help make the event a success by attending, spreading the word and if able assisting:

Jews and Food: An Exploration

Scholar-in-Residence Jacob Siegel, a rabbinic student and a professional Shochet (kosher slaughterer) will speak on topics relating to Judaism, food and Justice, as well as the process of kosher meat slaughter. He will be speaking at our Shabbat services (November 7th 5:30PM and November 8th 10:00AM) and doing a workshop and demonstration of kosher slaughter at the Grey Barn Farm in Chilmark on Sunday November 9th (time to be announced).
All are welcome!

Tot Shabbat & Events

It has been a wonderful month of holidays and simchas.
We will have some fabulous Tot Shabbat programs and programs for kids of all ages (2 – 120)
Friday 11/21 4:45PM Tot Shabbat
Sunday 11/23 11AM-3PM Artisan Fair & Bake Sale…Volunteers & Bakers needed (& shoppers!)
Community Hannukah Party for ALL on Friday 12/19 at 5:30PM – bring menorahs
Saturday 1/10/2015 5PM Havdalah & Chili
Friday 1/23 4:45PM Tot Shabbat
Friday 2/13 at 5:30 Student Led Service (& Asian potluck) – join us!
Wednesday 3/4 Purim Carnival & Celebration – don’t miss this
Friday 3/13 5:30 Shabbat Dinner for all
Friday 3/27 4:45PM Tot Shabbat preparing for Pesach

Volunteers still needed. See prior blog entries for dates. If I don’t hear from you I will assign dates.

Good Shabbos!