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Blood Drive 8:00 am
Blood Drive @ Social Hall
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Please mark your calendar for Congregation B’nai Shalom’s blood drive on Sunday November 1, from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. The blood drive is held in cooperation with the Worcester Area American Red Cross. We’re holding this event during school hours in order to make giving blood easy and convenient for parents dropping off or picking up their children. However, ...
Room Parent Meeting 8:30 am
Room Parent Meeting @ Sanctuary
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
At the meeting Rabbi Eiduson will speak about a change in our focus from what room parents traditionally do (shop, set up programs, fund raise, organize trips), to promoting adult connections within the grades. Specifically, we are hoping that you will agree to plan an informal “get together” during the coming year. These events might happen right after school for ...
Chai Mitzvah Adult Ed 9:00 am
Chai Mitzvah Adult Ed @ Community Room
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Chai Mitzvah Adult Ed. Program Community Room Being Jewish means you learn and do, all your life. Our tradition teaches us the world stands on learning, spirituality and social involvement. We point our children’s learning toward that moment when they become full members of our community, when they become Bar or Bat Mitzvah. What about after that? How do you ...
Religious School 9:30 am
Religious School @ Congregation B'nai Shalom
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
School and Youth Committee 9:45 am
School and Youth Committee @ Library
Nov 1 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am
 
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Hebrew School 5:30 pm
Hebrew School
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Sisterhood BookGroup 11/5/15 7:00 pm
Sisterhood BookGroup 11/5/15 @ B'nai Shalom Library
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New date: Thursday, November 5 Please join us as we discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, which dramatically recounts the history of the American Olympic triumph in 1936 Nazi Germany. Nine working class boys from the American West, not expected to defeat the elite rowing teams of East Coast and Great Britain, showed the world what ...
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6th Grade Overnight
6th Grade Overnight
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day
Gesher students will travel by bus to Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA for an overnight of celebrating Shabbat in prayer, music and Torah. This trip offers the students an opportunity to discover our Torah theme Jewish heroes and their values, to build community with their classmates and to have fun. Contact Debbi Morin dmorin@cbnaishalom.org for further information!
Bus To Eisner – 6th Graders 4:00 pm
Bus To Eisner – 6th Graders
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Rishon Dinner ANAF Grades 4 & 5 5:45 pm
Shabbat Rishon Dinner ANAF Grades 4 & 5 @ Social Hall
Nov 6 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Where: Congregation B’nai Shalom Social Hall Time: Dinner begins at 5:45 pm followed by a Shabbat Family Service at 6:45 pm Menu: Adults Chicken & Kugel (Vegetarian meal available) Children: Chicken Tenders & French Fries Our main course, Chicken and Kugel (or Vegetarian, if specified), will be catered Please bring a large salad, steamed veggies or dessert. Please note that ...
Shabbat Rishon Service, T’fillah Band ANAF Grades 4 & 5 6:45 pm
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Brotherhood Breakfast 8:30 am
Brotherhood Breakfast @ Social Hall
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Please join us in the social hall at 8:30 am for bagels, lox and more. Allen Rosenfeld and Jeff Govendo will be on hand to provide a first-hand account of their recent congregational trip to Israel this past Spring; we’ll also be joined by Omri Eyal, one of the young Israeli Emissaries who is spending the year in the Westborough ...
Religious School 9:30 am
Religious School @ Congregation B'nai Shalom
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Hebrew School/6th Grade Classes 4:30 pm
Hebrew School/6th Grade Classes
Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Spiritual Journey Group 7:30 pm
Spiritual Journey Group @ Sanctuary
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Rabbi Gurevitz for this monthly reflective discussion group. Each month we look at a character trait, using Alan Morinis’ book, ‘Everyday Holiness’ as our guide in contemporary Mussar Study. New participants always welcome. Purchasing your own copy of the book is highly recommended.
Chai School 8:00 pm
Chai School
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
 
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Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Lunch and Learn: Comparative Religion 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn: Comparative Religion
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Rabbi Gurevitz leads this lecture program once every two months in the community room of the Willows. Most programs are co-presented with a local member of clergy of another faith. Open to everyone. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks will be provided.
Hebrew School 5:30 pm
Hebrew School
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Congregational Shabbat Dinner 6:00 pm
Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a Shabbat on November 13 as we thank and honor our Temple Administrator Dinner at 6 pm $15 per person/$ 50 family Max To RSVP please sign up here: Sign up is closed The Shabbat service will be at 7:30 pm Abby’s last day as the Administrator of Congregation B’nai Shalom will be Friday, November 13. During ...
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Parashat Toldot
Parashat Toldot
Nov 14 all-day
 
Tefilah and Torah Study 9:00 am
Tefilah and Torah Study @ Library
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
 
Tot Shabbat – Cancelled 10:15 am
Tot Shabbat – Cancelled
Nov 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
 
Torathon 5:00 pm
Torathon
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Torathon will take place this year on Saturday, November 14. Torathon is seminars and social gatherings. Grab the opportunity to laugh, learn, and listen; Delve into the creative mind of your Rabbi (or someone else’s). Dance till your feet ache. Study Jewish topics presented by Rabbis, Cantors, Educators and community lay leaders from all denominations. Sessions may range from text ...
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Cafe Shalom 8:30 am
Cafe Shalom
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Brotherhood is pleased to announce that Café Shalom is now open again on Sunday mornings when family programming is in session. Please stop by to enjoy fresh coffee, bagels, muffins and more.
Gezah (Grades 2 & 3) Family Program 8:30 am
Gezah (Grades 2 & 3) Family Program @ Social Hall
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Religious School 9:30 am
Religious School @ Congregation B'nai Shalom
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Hebrew School/6th Grade Classes 4:30 pm
Hebrew School/6th Grade Classes
Nov 17 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Spiritual Chant Circle 7:30 pm
Spiritual Chant Circle @ Sanctuary
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Be en-CHANT-ed! Blend a line of holy text with a compelling melody. Repeat it over and over, allowing yourself to be transported deep within your being. This is CHANT – a musical meditation. Leave each session deeply relaxed in mind, body, and soul. Come learn more. For more information contact Eva Friedner at eva.friedner@gmail.come or 508-473-9460
Chai School 8:00 pm
Chai School
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
 
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Hebrew School 5:30 pm
Hebrew School
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
2018 B’nai Mitzvah Date Setting Meeting 7:00 pm
2018 B’nai Mitzvah Date Setting Meeting @ Sanctuary
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
THE 2018 B’NAI MITZVAH DATE SETTING MEETING will be held on Thursday, November 19th, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This is a parent only meeting with Rabbi Eiduson and this meeting begins the B’nai Mitzvah experience for all families with children celebrating their 13th birthday during the calendar year 2018. Parents should have received an invitation letter in October. ...
Finance Committee Meeting 7:30 pm
Finance Committee Meeting @ Library
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 
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NFTY NE Fall Conclevette
NFTY NE Fall Conclevette
Nov 20 – Nov 22 all-day
Fall Conclavette | November 20-22, 2015 Schedule Arrival at Temple Shalom is 5:00 pm on Friday night. Please help us by checking your teens in at our registration tables. The teens will head back to host homes around 9:45 pm. On Saturday morning, we’ll gather at 9:00 am at Temple Beth Avodah (please have breakfast before you return) to celebrate ...
Shabbat Service 6:30 pm
Shabbat Service
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:25 pm
Join us for Shabbat Service
Shabbat Restaurant Week Service 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:30 7:30 pm
Shabbat Restaurant Week Service 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:30
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This Shabbat, Friday November 20th, our worship start time is 6:30 p.m. There will be no Dessert Oneg following the service. Our service will be over by 7:20 p.m. and many of our congregation (over 100 of us!) are heading out to dine locally for Shabbat Restaurant Week. Didn’t sign up for one of our congregant-hosted tables? Call a friend ...
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Religious School T1.8 8:30 am
Religious School T1.8 @ Congregation B'nai Shalom
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
 
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Pie in the Sky – Pick up 6:00 pm
Pie in the Sky – Pick up @ Social hall
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stop by the temple to pick up your pie in the sky – pie. Any questions please contact Ed Sherr.
Interfaith Thanksgiving: ‘Welcoming the Stranger: Stories of Immigration’ 7:30 pm
Interfaith Thanksgiving: ‘Welcoming the Stranger: Stories of Immigration’
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join members of our congregation, along with Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh neighbors for a communal expression of thanksgiving. This year we look back to the voyages that brought so many to America as we share our stories in the context of a joyful service and diverse musical offerings. A collection will be taken to support a local charitable organization ...
Chant Circle 8:30 pm
Chant Circle @ Sanctuary
Nov 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Be en-CHANT-ed! Blend a line of holy text with a compelling melody. Repeat it over and over, allowing yourself to be transported deep within your being. This is CHANT – a musical meditation. Leave each session deeply relaxed in mind, body, and soul. Come learn more. Meets the last Tuesday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. For more ...
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Pie in the Sky – Pick up 9:00 am
Pie in the Sky – Pick up
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Stop by the temple to pick up your pie in the sky – pie. Any questions please contact Ed Sherr.
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NO Religious School 8:30 am
NO Religious School @ Congregation B'nai Shalom
Nov 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Religious School 9:30 am
Religious School @ Congregation B'nai Shalom
Nov 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Sisterhood Book Group 7:00 pm
Sisterhood Book Group @ Community Room
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a discussion of the book “The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman. This is historical fiction about the life of Rachel Pomie, the mother of the artist Camille Pissarro, who was born in St. Thomas. Rachel was the daughter of Jewish family who had emigrated to the Caribbean generations earlier to escape the Inquisitions in European countries.