The Reform Jewish Synagogue and Congregation of Framingham Massachusetts serving the Boston Metrowest area
300 Pleasant Street Framingham, MA 01701 508-872-8300
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Brotherhood Breakfast
April 6 at 9:00am
TBA BASKETBALL 2014

The Temple Beth Am Brotherhood Basketball Season is about to get underway!
Get your application here

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YES FUND DINNER
April 8 at 6:30pm
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.Youth Scholarships
This summer or fall, is your child going to Jewish overnight camp, visiting Israel, attending a National Federation for Temple Youth (NFTY) program or college?

If so, there are scholarships to help with expenses. Did you know that in the last seven years, Temple Beth Am has awarded over $22,500 in scholarship money to our teenagers for college, camp, and Israel trip expenses? Yes -- $22,500!

Largest Junior Choir

The Junior Choir of Temple Beth Am is one of the country's largest!
Come read about our kids!

about our programs Our Lifelong Learning programs provide opportunities for learning and study for those who consider the pursuit of knowledge to be a lifelong venture. Conducted in an atmosphere of sharing and mutual support, they serve to further Jewish education while encouraging active involvement in our Temple community.

For more information, please contact the Temple Office at 508-872-8300.
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Marsha Massey
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We have a wonderful library at Temple Beth Am, which is available to the students of our Religious School as well as to our Membership at large.

Library
READING IS A MITZVAH WE DO FOR OURSELVES
This is the theme of this year's Library reading incentive program for the students of the Religious School. The fun begins when students check out books and then sign their names on colorful patches shaped like dreidels, stars of David, rectangles, flowers, hamantaschen, etc. The patches have been used to create a paper quilt of many colors. This was accomplished with such speed, that a second mitzvah quilt is in the works. The completed quilt can be viewed on the bulletin board, as you enter the Library.
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In case of inclement weather, please make sure school and the temple are open.

Notice of school cancellations are available at:

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Please keep in mind that even if the weather does not appear to be too bad, there are many factors involved in canceling school or events. Be on the safe side and call ahead.

10 Minutes Of Torah
Monday-Friday, a one page e-mail will be delivered directly to your in-box for you to study at your convenience.

Each weekday morning has a separate theme: Torah, American Jewish Archives (formerly Social Action), Israel Connections, Jewish Ethics, and Jewish World. Select all five days or any combination.

It's a free service brought to you by the Union for Reform Judaism and we're pleased to be able to make it available to you. Be sure to make your daily commitment of study today!

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Be Sure To Observe | PASSOVER
Sundown April 14th / 15 Nisan 5774
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Special Community Event | MetroWest Observes
Holocaust Rememberance Day
 

Holocaust Remembered
On Sunday Evening, April 27th at 7:30pm, Temple Beth Shalom, Pamela Road in Framingham will host the annual Yom Hashoa service.

Rabbi Bazer and Cantor Sokol of Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham, Rabbi Liben and Cantor Richmond of Temple Israel in Natick and our own Cantor Schechtman will lead this service which commemorates the Holocaust, the most horrific event of the 20th century.

 

Our guest speaker this year will be Janet Applefield, author of "A Mother's Goodbye, Led to Life: The Story of Janet Applefield".

Janet Applefield, a hidden child survivor, will share her amazing story and how she finally learned of the outcome of her mother's lifesaving sacrifice. Janet was featured in a moving Boston Globe article in January, 2014. This is an excellent account, especially interesting for someone who is interested in how

the Holocaust affected people in different countries and the kinds of people and cultures that disappeared. Also participating in the service will be officers of the Israeli Defense Force.

Please join us on On Sunday Evening April 27th at 7:30pm for this most important observance. We will remember and never forget.

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Special Community Event | Mitzvah Day 2014
 

TBA's Fourth Annual Mitzvah Day,
Sunday May 18, 2014 from 8:30am to 12:00pm

The Social Action Committee of Temple Beth Am is delighted to announce this year’s Mitzvah Day to be held on May 18th.  We are again partnering with the Metro West Jewish Day School for a fun filled morning of activities, at the Temple and around our community.

Our day will begin with a breakfast, sponsored by our brotherhood starting at 8:30 am.  At 9:10 a Ruach Rally will be held in the TBA Sanctuary.  Activities will be held from 9:30 – noon throughout the TBA/MWJDS building. Several Activities will also be held off grounds.

Registration is $15 per family. Funds will be used to offset the costs of the materials.  You do not need to register for a particular activity in advance. Come participate in as many or as few activities and you would like between 8:30 and noon.

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TBA School | Register Now For 2014-2015!
 

All forms are due by May 1st !

Click here To Get The Registration Form

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At TBA Now | Relationships Build Community
Programming for your growth
 

Worship Services at Temple Beth Am are beautiful, but attending services is not the only way to participate in temple life.  We offer a myriad of opportunities for learning and socializing, all of which help to build our community. 

Here are just a few samples, and one need not be a member to attend any of these offerings:

Cantor's Coffees
For those who are home during the day, we offer both Cantor's Coffees (4/16 and 5/7) at 11:30am in the Library.  Lively discussions about current events and Jewish texts are always on the agenda, along with hot coffee and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Lunch & Learns
Additionally, our Director of Education, Susan Summit, offers Lunch & Learns (4/10, 5/8 and 6/19) at noon in the Library.  Bring a bag lunch and study about Judaism in a casual and stress-free environment.

Yom Tov Parties
Anyone with pre-schoolers has a number of options at Temple Beth Am.  Those who around during the week can attend our Yom Tov Parties (4/10, 5/1 and 6/5).  We begin with a BYO lunch and then join Cantor Schechtman on the bima for stories and songs about the holidays.  Finally, we head into the Social Hall for a craft and a snack that are tied into the holiday, as well. 

Saturday Morning Tot Shabbats
And for parents who work outside the home and cannot make weekday events, we offer our Saturday Morning Tot Shabbats 4/26) at 10:30am in the Sanctuary.  Here, our littlest worshippers are invited on to the bima to sing songs, play instruments, learn the prayers and take out the Torah.  This joyful Shabbat service is meant for those aged 2-6 and their parents/grandparents.
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Israel Trip | Trip To Israel 2014
Come Join Cantor Schechtman
 

Have you ever wanted to visit the Jewish homeland?

Now is the time! Join Cantor Schechtman and a group from Temple Beth Am for an extraordinary tour of Israel from June 23rd-July 3rd of 2014!

Click here for the informational brochure

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Mark Your Calendars For Friday, April 11th at 7:15pm
For more information on these and other Shabbat services,
contact the temple office at 508-872-8300 or shalom@tempbetham.org.

Shabbt Unplugged CD Available Now!

 

All the melodies you've come to sing along with at our monthly Shabbat Unplugged service are contained on this special CD. You'll have the opportunity to learn the music even better so that when you come to services, you'll be able to participate in every prayer.

The CD's also make great gifts, and as Chanukah approaches, think about supporting Temple Beth Am and sharing the original music (all written by our Maestro Stan Schertzer) with your family and friends.

For more info and to purchase a copy, please contact the temple office at 508-872-8300.

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Lifelong Learning At Temple Beth Am
Register Today For All New & Exciting Programs!
 

Open To The Community
Adult learning at Temple Beth Am takes many forms.

The goals of our Lifelong Learning program are to serve our congregation's thirst for knowledge, while providing educational opportunities for Jewish adults throughout Metrowest. Join us on this exciting path that will enrich your entire Jewish experience. The possibilities are endless!

Every fall and spring, a variety of courses are offered through our Lifelong Learning Committee

(formerly known as Adult Education). Cantor Schechtman, Sue Summit and Rabbi Splansky teach Lifelong Learning classes on a myriad of Jewish subjects, and guest instructors are brought in to teach in their area of specialization.
This year, through a grant we have received from the MetroWest Jewish Community Fund, we are thrilled to bring you the following courses, available to members and nonmembers alike from the MetroWest area. You can register by mail or contact the office at 508-872-2260.
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Fundraising Opportunities
Raise Money for TBA
While Doing Your Every Day Shopping!
 

Buy Your Scrip Cards Today!
Scrip is a powerful fundraising tool because families generate revenue through purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with gift cards. It is fundraising while you shop---without spending an additional penny.

With scrip fundraising (gift cards) , you simply do your regular weekly shopping with gift cards from America's favorite retailers. With each purchase, Temple Beth Am earns cash rebates that can quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars a year.

Need gift ideas for the holidays? Click here

Here's something to think about: An organization of 150 families easily spends between one and two million dollars a year on these purchases. If we, the members of TBA, do the majority of this shopping with Scrip, we can raise as much as $40,000 to $80,000 per year, if not more!

Return the order form (Click Here For Your Scrip Order Form) and check to Ellen in the office by the due date (usually the first Tuesday of each month). Pick up your order the following Monday. It is that easy. Please help support your Temple Beth Am.

For details and more information, contact Stu Sheinhait or call the temple office at 508-872-8300.

 
 
 

Stop & Shop Gift Cards
TBA is currently selling $25, $50 and $100 Stop & Shop gift cards.

The cards are purchased for face value, and 5% of each card purchased is donated to TBA. This is an easy way for the temple to raise monies at no additional cost to you.

Be sure to stop by the temple office to purchase as many cards as you want for yourself, for your college student, or as a gift for someone. Payment must be made at the time of purchase.

If you have any questions, please contact the temple office at 508-872-8300. Thank you for supporting Temple Beth Am!

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Monthly Publication | TEBEAM

On-Line Registrations | Religious School
On-line Giving | Coming Soon!
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For April 2014
Mark Your Calendars For These Events

Qi Gong  April 1 | 10:00am

Sisterhood Knitzvah  April 1 | 1:30pm

Sisterhood Board Meeting  April 1 | 7:00pm (offsite)

Liturgy (grades 3-6)  April 2-3 | 4:00pm

Brotherhood Board Meeting   April 2 | 7:00pm

LLL - Rabbi Splansky's Class   April 2 | 7:15pm

Chocolate Seder   April 3 | 7:00pm

Brotherhood Shabbat/Wall of Honor Dedication   April 4 | 7:15pm

Minyan Service in the Library   April 5 | 8:45am

TBA's Got Talent   April 5 | 7:00pm

Brotherhood Breakfast   April 6 | 9:00am

Religious School Model Seders   April 6 | 9:00am

BATY Meeting   April 7 | 5:00pm

Post-Confirmation Classes   April 7 | 6:30pm

Youth Commission Meeting   April 7 | 7:00pm

Sisterhood YES Fund Dinner   April 8 | 6:30pm

Executive Committee Meeting   April 9 | 6:00pm

Board of Trustees Meeting   April 9 | 7:30pm

LLL - Rabbi Splansky's Class   April 9 | 7:15pm

Lunchtime Learning   April 10 | 11:30am

Sisterhood Yom Tov Party for Passover   April 10 | 12:00pm

School Committee Meeting   April 10 | 7:00pm

Worship Committee Meeting   April 10 | 7:30pm

Shabbat Unplugged   April 11 | 7:15pm

Minyan Service in the Library   April 12 | 8:45am

Bat Mitzvah Service   April 12 | 10:30pm

Grade 5 Family Ed Program   April 13 | 9:00am

BATY Pancake Breakfast   April 13 | 10:45am

Grades 7-8 Rosh Hodesh  April 13 | 1:30pm

Kesher 13 Program at Heritage House  April 13 | 2:00pm

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL - FIRST SEDER  April 14 | 4:00pm

TEMPLE CLOSED FOR THE 1ST DAY OF PASSOVER  April 15 | ALL DAY

Cantor's Coffee   April 16 | 11:30am

Membership, Marketing & Communications Committee  April 16 | 7:00pm

Shabbat Evening Service - Hol Hamoed Pesach  April 18 | 7:15pm

Minyan Service in the Library   April 19 | 8:45am

SCHOOL VACATION   April 20-27  | 

7th Day Passover & Yizkor Serivce   April 21 | 10:00am

TEMPLE OFFICE CLOSED    April 21 | ALL DAY

LLL - Rabbi Splansky's Class   April 23 | 7:15pm

Shabbat Evening Service with Torah Reading and April Anniversary Blessings  April 25 | 7:15pm

Minyan Service in the Library   April 26 | 8:45am

Tot Shabbat Service   April 26 | 8:45am

Brotherhood Board Meeting   April 27 | 8:45am

Yom Hashoah Community Service (Temple Beth Sholom of Framingham)   April 27 | 7:30pm

NO MONDAY NIGHT SCHOOL (as grades 8-10 will attend Yom Hashoah service on 4/27)   April 28 | 6:30pm

Graduation Rehearsal for Grade 12   April 28 | 6:30pm

Qi Gong  April 29 | 10:00am

Sisterhood Knitzvah  April 29 | 1:30pm

Grades 4-6 Yom Hashoah Service    April 30 | 4:00pm

LLL - Rabbi Splansky's Class   April 30 | 7:15pm

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For May 2014
Mark Your Calendars For These Events
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