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Archive for Desembre de 2007

What could be better than celebrating the end of 2007 than volunteering with TBS school? This last Sunday of 2007 a group of people have gathered at the school to assemble the furniture that the school ahs recently acquired. Now we can feel proud of our little “shul”! It is completely refurnished and painted fitting the needs of our young students and our volunteer teachers.

Everything began at 10 am.  just a couple of cars outside in the parking lot, but some people inside in the classrooms making all the arrangements to put the white boards on the wall and assembling the tables. After a while we had a nice group of 11 people. Some of us were just distributing the new furniture to the different classrooms and other volunteers were downstairs arranging the new tables.

 

During the 3 hours than we have been together we had the opportunity to talk about tools, tell jokes that cannot be repeated here and to even have a discussion about poker and men stuff. In the meanwhile. As you can judge from the picture, one of the walls were stronger than what we thought originally and they required some extra holes. Who knows when this note will be read again! As someone suggested, maybe in 20 years when we will replace the white boards for digital holographic boards the next generation of leaders of TBS will find out the note and the holes. [ The text says “If at first you do not succeed…”]

In conclusion, I am glad I have stopped by to keep an eye on these people and take some pictures to share with you. Next time it may be you!

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Hi there,

As you remember we are trying to green our congregation as much as we can. One of the ideas was to make a better use of the internet resources. Therefore we decided to stop printing the bulletin and offer it on pdf format online. If you want to read plase click the following link.

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Weekley Reminder

FPLEASE NOTE:  Debbie will be out of the office on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  If you need her services, please email or leave a msg. and she will get back to you on Thursday.

Rabbi Gendra will be presenting another “Be a Member, Bring a Friend” program this Thursday, December 27 from 6-7:00 p.m.  There will be a discussion on how to outreach and encourage more people to join TBS.  Refreshments will be ordered from local businesses.

ØRabbi Gendra’s classes continue!

·      Zionism: History of an identity:  Thursday, December 27 at 7:00

·      The next Basic Judaism 101 class will be held on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00.

Notify the TBS office if you are planning to attend either of these classes.

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Adult Education Program:  Israel Experiences, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the social hall.  Quite a few TBS’ers have journeyed to Israel in the past two years, returning with many stories and impressions. The January Adult Ed program gives us a chance to share their perspectives on Israel and its people.

More than a travelogue, the program will focus on experiences of TBS members through the lens of one of Israel’s leading poets, Yehudah Amichai, and his poem-essay “Tourists”. Please join us on January 6th for a thought provoking discussion on our connection to the land and its people.

YAHRZEIT PLAQUES:

Remember your departed loved ones throughout the year by putting their name on a yahrzeit plaque.  The plaques are located on the wall at the rear of the Temple sanctuary.  Every Memorial Plaque bears the name and yahrzeit date of the loved one.  The Memorial Light adjoining the plaque is illuminated on every Yahrzeit and Yizkor service of the year.  Those individuals who have a Memorial Plaque in their honor are also listed in the Yahrzeit section of our bulletin with an asterisk next to their name.  The cost is $250 per plaque (only one name per plaque).  If you are interested in a Memorial Plaque, please call Debbie Schue in the Temple office at

697-2662.

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REMEMBER:

GIANT FOODS

Grocery Cards are available!

Call Eileen Kranzel, 766-8022

And Weis cards too!

Call Rhona Wolf, 263-7240

Thought for the week:  Youth, in age, is temporary but youth in attitude, is permanent. How do you want to live your life?  The choice is yours.”

– Written in 2007 by Narendra Ponnuswamy

TBS email:  tbs.temple@verizon.net

 

Website:

Tbshalom.org

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!

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Five Harrisburg Synagogues Join with the Yeshiva Academy to Present a  Dramatic Comedy about Religious Tolerance
On January 22, 2008, the Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy will present “The Four Faces of Israel”.  The show is a dramatic comedy about religious tolerance starring Rabbi Benji Levene, an educator and international speaker.  The show is being co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA, Beth El Temple, Chisuk Emuna Congregation, Kesher Israel Congregation, Temple Beth Shalom and Temple Ohev Sholom.
During the show, Rabbi Levene plays four different Jewish characters – a Chasidic rabbi, a secular Israeli bus driver, a Jewish artist living in Tsfat who is married to a Christian woman, and a wealthy American Jew who donates a lot of money to Israel – to illustrate how each character is an important contributor to the Jewish people in his own way.  The show bridges the gap between religious and secular as Jewish unity comes to the theatre.
Rabbi Levene is considered one of Israel’s foremost and highly acclaimed educators and has been the Associate Director of Gesher since 1978.  Rabbi Levene has lectured and performed his Four Faces of Israel show at synagogues and communities throughout Israel, North America, England and the former Soviet Union.  He has lectured and spoken at hundreds of army bases and schools over the past 30 years and is in touch with thousands of young men and women throughout Israel.
Tickets are on sale now for the January 22nd show.  The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students.  The show will include an interlude violin performance by Jordan Korn, a Yeshiva Academy student, and refreshments sold by B’nai Brith Girls.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Yeshiva at 717-238-8775, extension 0.

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 ØSisterhood Book Club: The book club will meet on Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 at the home of Jennie Kornfeld.  The book for discussion is Good Harbor by Anita Diamant.  Please RSVP to Jennie asap if you plan to attend.

ØRabbi Gendra’s classes continue!

·      Zionism: History of an identity:  Thursday, December 20 at 7:00

·      The next Basic Judaism 101 class will be held on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00.

Notify the TBS office if you are planning to attend either of these classes.

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ØØVOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to work at Holy Spirit Hospital on Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas Day.  Any amount of time you can give, from one hour to all day will be appreciated.  Please call Reosemary Smith at 761-4986 if you are interested in helping.

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Check out the December bulletin at

http://www.tbshalom.org/

PLEASE NOTE:

Beginning with the New Year (in January), the Temple will be “going green” and trying to save on resources.  Therefore, we will only be mailing bulletins to those people who do not have internet access.

Adult Education Program:  Israel Experiences, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the social hall.  Quite a few TBS’ers have journeyed to Israel in the past two years, returning with many stories and impressions. The January Adult Ed program gives us a chance to share their perspectives on Israel and its people.

More than a travelogue, the program will focus on experiences of TBS members through the lens of one of Israel’s leading poets, Yehudah Amichai, and his poem-essay “Tourists”. Please join us on January 6th for a thought provoking discussion on our connection to the land and its people.

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