School Email 5778 – November 1, 2017

One does not keep children from school even to build the Temple.  ~Talmud, Tractate Shabbat

Rabbi Rachel's Message

Don't forget to RSVP  TODAY for the November 3  First Friday potluck!! We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Tikkun Olam Day is this SUNDAY! 

This serves as religious school for all ages and grades and lasts from 9:30 am-noon. The day is focused on how to be a Jewish advocate in troubling times.

Please feel free to invite friends and family to join us. Although the day is free we do ask that you RSVP ASAP so that we order enough food! Click Here to RSVP. And check out the schedule here!

  First Friday November 3
5:30pm Tot Shabbat
6:15pm Congregational Potluck
7:30pm Erev Shabbat Family Service

We are very excited for our next First Friday Shabbat Family Service.

The deadline to register for our congregational potluck is TODAY. Click HERE to register.

Please register with the names of or number of people in your party and the (vegetarian, dairy, or fish) dish you are bringing. NO MEATS OR DESSERTS PLEASE! The dish should serve at least 8 people. Also, please remember to bring serving utensils! You do not need to post your phone number or email.

We encourage you to invite friends and family. This is an event that welcomes people outside of the Temple Shalom community

Tikkun Olam Day


Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

9:30 – 12pm

A special morning of programs at Temple Shalom for adults and children of all ages devoted to being a Jewish advocate, building bridges, repairing the world, and caring for ourselves

All ages welcome!

We have an incredible line-up of presenters and programs including:

Keynote and dialogue with Congressman Jamie Raskin (8th-adults)

Interactive theater program with District Community Playback on breaking down barriers (pre-k-2nd and 3rd-5th grade)

Story program on The Name Jar with Xani Pollakoff (pre-k-2nd)

Session with congregant Karen Miller on caring for children in challenging times (adults)

Music to Heal the World with Cantor Lisa (pre-k-2nd)

Session with congregant May Benatar on caring for ourselves in challenging times (8th grade-adults)

How to Write an Effective Op-Ed with congregant Todd Frankel

(6th-8th grade)

Exploration of unconscious biases with Avi Edelman

(6th-8th and 8th-12th grade)

Teen led learning by Operation Understanding DC

(3rd-5th and 6th-8th grade)

An opportunity to learn about synagogue social justice efforts

8th grade-adults)

Babysitting (infants and toddlers--must register!)

(Tikkun Olam Day replaces Sunday School

for all ages and grades on November 5)

The event is free, but please RSVP

so we have enough bagels for everyone!

Donations to cover the cost of the

day and to ensure more days like this in the future are welcome!

Click Here to RSVP

Please RSVP for Free Tickets and to make a donation to the Tretter Family Music Fund by going to our eventbrite.


Reception following the concert.

Feed Those in Need, Warm Your Heart!


Temple Shalom's Tikkun Olam Committee sponsors our involvement in helping this wonderful organization by providing at least five (5) volunteers to participate in assisting with meal services on the first Monday of every month! Sessions are from 5:30-8:00 pm and are open to anyone 12 years and over.


SSL Hours are available for students in grades 6-12!


Duties include assisting the chef with meal preparations, setting the dining room up, greeting guests, serving the meal, washing dishes and helping to clean the kitchen and dining areas after the meal.


Sign up once or as many times as you like, bring your friends, your children 12 and older, but sign up!


Click here to pick a date!

Shepherd's Table

8106 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, Maryland 20910


If you have questions please contact Carol Kahn & Betsy Kingery, Temple Shalom Shepherd's Table Volunteer Coordinator’s at







Talk Israel is a one-day conference that teaches teens about Israel advocacy and engagement.

A variety of workshops and activities throughout the day will educate teens about all things Israel, preparing them to continue conversations about Israel on college campuses and beyond. The conference will offer a safe space for teens and parents to talk about Israel and ask tough questions.



Friday, December 15 - Sunday, December 17, 2017
Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria, VA


Early Bird: $160 USD
Register by Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

Regular: $210.00 USD
Register by Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Space Available: $210.00 USD
Register after Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
(must be approved by regional director)

This event is open to any Jewish teen in grades 6 to 8.


Register HERE

Spend quality time with your family this December.
3rd Annual Mother-Daughter Weekend at Capital Camps!

The escape begins on Friday, December 8th around 4:00 pm and concludes on Sunday, December 10th around 11:00am. Our programming is most appropriate for mothers and their daughters between the ages of 6 and 13.

Click HERE for more information.

CulinaryArts · Dance · Theatre

Instrumental Music · Vocal Music

Session 1: June 26-July 8 · Session 2: July 10-July 22 · Session 3: July 24-August 5

Register HERE

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