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Senior Rabbi Search Committee Update

We hope that you are all enjoying the summer.  As the co-chairs of the Senior Rabbi Search Committee, we wanted to update you on the work so far, and let you know that we will be seeking your input in the coming weeks. There is no more important task in the life of a congregation…
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The Sister I Never Had Is A Syrian Refugee

Karen Green, a Temple Shalom member active with our Refugee Response Team, is a consultant who works with nonprofit boards in the Jewish world including synagogues, historical societies and family foundations to improve organizational governance. A link to an article published with HIAS is below: https://www.hias.org/blog/sister-i-never-had-syrian-refugee
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Refugee Direct Assistance Committee is collecting gift and SmarTrip cards

The Refugee Direct Assistance Committee, a subcommittee of the Temple Shalom Tikkun Olam group, is collecting gift and SmarTrip cards.   IRC needs gift cards from Target or CVS to purchase items for their refugee families. No gift card is too small or too large. IRC also needs SmarTrip cards in the amount of $25-$30/card…
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Senior Rabbi Search Committee Information

You can find up-to-date information about the senior rabbi search process here, including periodic updates from the Search Committee, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and biographical information about the Committee members. You can also access the final report of the Temple Shalom Future Committee, which the Search Committee is using to inform its work. FAQs Timeline…
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Our Temple Shalom Book Club is back for its 18th year! Join Janice Zalen and Stu Bassin for lively discussions of quality books. Sessions are on Sunday mornings -- discussion with bagels and coffee. Free and usually quite interesting. Click here to see the book selections!
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Tikkun Olam kicking off drive for The International Refugee Committee/Rescue.org

The Refugee Direct Assistance Committee a subcommittee of the Temple Shalom Tikkun Olam group is excited to announce the kick-off of our next drive for The International Refugee Committee/Rescue.org. First though we want to thank everyone who donated to the diaper/baby wipe drive.  We collected approximately $1,000 worth of items. IRC needs gift cards from…
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Summer Erev Shabbat Services

Sat, Jul 22 2017 Shabbat Morning Worship and Study ServicesWed, Jul 26 2017 Wednesday Morning Minyan Service ServicesFri, Jul 28 2017 Erev Shabbat Services - Led by Rabbi Rachel Ackerman & Sarah Leavitt ServicesSat, Jul 29 2017 Shabbat Morning Worship and Study ServicesWed, Aug 02 2017 Wednesday Morning Minyan Service ServicesFri, Aug 04 2017 August…
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Meet Rabbi Franken and Rabbinic Search Committee

Dear Temple Shalom: After saying goodbye to Rabbi Feshbach this past weekend, we now turn to our future with an update on our rabbinic transition and a call for volunteers for the Senior Rabbi Search Committee that will be formed by July 1, 2017. Meet Rabbi John Franken.  All members received a postcard last week…
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Don’t Forget Your Membership Pledge

Please get your Membership Pledge in for the 2017/2018 Year. This is incredibly helpful in our planning to make the New Year fulfilling for all our members. If you need assistance or have misplaced your pledge form, please call Rachel Miller at 516-754-7439 and she will assist you.
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