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J Street’s 2018 National Conference

J Street’s 2018 National Conference is coming up April 14-17 in Washington, D.C. The conference promises to be an excellent avenue for deepening engagement and knowledge about Israel just six months before the critical 2018 midterm elections. You can find more information and register for the conference at www.jstreet.org/conference. If five or more people attend from our synagogue, you will…
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Haggadot for the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas

Thanks to your generosity, our community raised $4,995.00 for hurricane relief on behalf of the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas (HCST), to purchase generators and support HCST in meeting its most critical needs in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria. The second effort to which we committed is to replace 81 damaged Passover haggadot…
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Kehillat Shalom Adult Learning: Illness, Healing, and Wholeness

Join us at 9 AM for coffee and schmoozing with an introduction to the morning at 9:20 AM. Block 1 (9:30-10:15) MITZVAH CORPS: Part I With Betsy Kingery As we age many of us find ourselves managing various illnesses of our own or of aging loved ones. Temple Shalom member Betsy Kingery, a retired nurse,…
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Come together in prayer and action

At Erev Shabbat services tonight at 7:30 PM Rabbi Franken will speak on the latest mass shooting and our response to it. Let us come together in prayer and action. Here is a link to Jewish Resources for Coping with the Tragic Shooting in Parkland, FL put out by the URJ.
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A New Home for a Refugee Family

Thanks to everyone at Temple Shalom who is helping to set up the new home for an Afghani refugee family. Most of the Afghani families currently being admitted to the US are in danger of retribution because they assisted the US military. If you volunteered to provide specific items, please bring those items to the…
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Upcoming Music at the Edlavitch DCJCC

Klezmer Brunch (Concert) Sunday, February 18, 11:00 AM Our every-other-month Klezmer Brunch pairs fantastic music led by Seth Kibel, with a delicious kosher buffet. Bring the family! Kids under the age of 7 eat free and don’t need a ticket. Taking Leonard Downtown (Concert) Monday, March 5, 7:30 PM Levine Music presents a traditional jazz…
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Seeking Purim Prize Donations

The Religious Education Committee is seeking prize donations for this year's Purim carnival, to be held on Sunday, March 4th. Donations can include new or gently used toys, books, CDs, DVDs, or crafts, artwork, collectibles, gift certificates, or event tickets. Donations will be awarded as prizes for carnival game winners. Please deliver any donations to the school office…
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Sisterhood News and Updates

The women of Temple Shalom held a fantastic getaway in Annapolis at the end of January. Wishing you had been able to join us? Mark your calendars now for late January next year! We’ll be firming up next year’s date soon. Monthly Meeting Day/Time change The February meeting will be February 11 from 6-8 pm…
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Weekly Reminder

Dear TSYouth Choir Parents and Singers, There is NO CHOIR REHEARSAL THIS SUNDAY OR NEXT SUNDAY. Continue to listen listen listen! We will reconvene on Sunday February 25th at 11:30 to finish our preparations for PURIM! The Purim Reading on Carnival are on : Sunday March 4th!  Please arrive in costume by 9:00 a.m. Many…
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Haggadot for the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas

Dear Temple Shalom Family, Thanks to your generosity, our community raised $4,995.00 for hurricane relief on behalf of the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas (HCST). The purpose of this was to purchase generators and support HCST in meeting its most critical needs in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria. The second effort to which…
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