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A true Temple Shalom hero to remember on Veterans Day

Several members of our congregation were true heroes of WWII.  They demonstrated uncommon gallantry, bravery in the face of combat. I am thinking for example of Shalom Founder Jake Goldberg who landed at Normandy on D-Day.  His is a story worthy of telling and retelling throughout the generations.  Many of you receiving this e-mail never…
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MCPS Calendar High Holiday Concerns

Dear Temple Shalom Members, In case you have not heard, we wanted to bring your attention that due to new rules regarding the school calendar, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is considering options that would keep schools open on Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur next fall.  This will affect many of our families who have…
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Mitkadem Update

Dear Parents, Wednesday at Hebrew school was busy and productive. We began the day in Tefilah where a student who had an upcoming Bat Mitzvah led the services. After Tefilah, we returned to class, where we played a game of Jewpardy to review Mitkadem words as a warm up, and worked on our Mitkadem binders. We also enjoyed…
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Veterans Day Erev Shabbat Service

Dear Members of the Temple Shalom Family, As Veterans Day approaches, I wanted to bring to your attention the very special Veterans Day Shabbat Service that Alan Lewis and I have planned with the encouragement of Rabbi Franken and the cooperation of Cantor Levine. I hope Temple members who are veterans of the uniformed services…
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Upcoming NFTY-MAR Mid-Atlantic Junior Youth Kallah

Hello, I'm emailing to let everyone know that registration for the NFTY-MAR Mid-Atlantic Junior Youth Kallah (also called MAJYK pronounced as Magic) is now open. The Kallah will be Friday December 15th through Sunday December 17th and is open to all 6th through 8th graders. The Kallah is being held in Alexandria VA (very close)…
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Weekly Update

Dear Choir Families, I’m so excited for the 10th Anniversary concert on Sunday.  The call for choirs is 2:00 p.m. DRESS: Black There will be NO regular rehearsal on Sunday for the youth choir! After Religious School you will have time to rest, eat lunch and come back for the final run through. We will…
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Weekly Reminder! One More Time!

Dear Choir Families, I’m so excited for the 10th Anniversary concert on Sunday.  The call for choirs is 2:00 p.m. DRESS: Black There will be NO regular rehearsal on Sunday for the youth choir! After Religious School you will have time to rest, eat lunch and come back for the final run through. We will…
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Bowling with TaSTY

Hello everyone, TaSTY Sr. (8th through 12th grade) is going bowling on Saturday night November 18th. It's going to be a fun night of laughing, hanging out with friends and bowling. We will be at Bowlmor Lanes in Bethesda Maryland (address is 5353 Westbard Ave, Bethesda MD, 20816) from 8 pm to 10 pm. The cost of…
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