The Reform Jewish Synagogue and Congregation of Framingham Massachusetts serving the Boston Metrowest area
300 Pleasant Street Framingham, MA 01701 508-872-8300
Be Sure To Join The TBA Family This Year!
"We promise to be there for you: to study by your side, to worship in your presence, to blend our strength with yours in an effort to perfect our world
In joy, we will be with you; in sorrow, you will never be alone"
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Brotherhood Breakfast
See You In The Fall
TBA BASKETBALL 2014

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

For Full Details
www.tbabasketball.com

Have a Great Summer
April 8 at 6:30pm
STAY TUNED
Religious School
Register Today!
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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.
Come visit
Marsha Massey
Head Librarian

just click on the books!
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:

The school office
The temple website
WBZ-TV Channel 4
WCVB-TV Channel 5
WHDH-TV Channel 7
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!

News & Views Blog
free marketplace of ideas about Judaism and the role it plays in the lives of Reform Jews of all ages.

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The temple office hours are
Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am to 1:00pm
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Levi Leap The Biggest NFTY-NE Dance Of The Year!
Annual Event Saturday Night Ocotober 25, 2014

 

Levi Leap Is the Regional kick-off dance for Jewish teens, which since 1972, has been held at Temple Beth Am. It's attended by over 500 Jewish teens from NY to Montreal and is one of Reform Judaism’s largest Jewish youth programs.

Members are invited to attend this night of dinner, havdalah, dancing and live music at TBA!

STUDENTS: YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND!
Parents! We Need Help With
  • Housing for 1 night of well-behaved teens and adult chaperones -
    this is the area of greatest need.
  • Self sufficient teens arrive the afternoon of Oct. 20 w/ sleeping bag and pillow in hand, needing a ride from/to TBA
  • floor space in your home
  • a quick & easy breakfast Sun. morning.
  • They don’t need a bed or babysitting.  A playroom or family room floor is sufficient.
  • Baking and bringing treats of food donations of munchies and drinks (2-liter bottles) for during the dance and Sunday BFTY-NE Board Meeting (leave in Youth Lounge beginning Oct. 18, labeled “LEVI LEAP”)
  • Chaperones during the dance, help serving dinner or registration assistance

Join other TBA volunteers to help us make Levi Leap a success!  Please contact our Youth Educator, or the BATY President to join the team of parent volunteers. Volunteers will be contacted to confirm commitments.

Your support for the youth of Temple Beth Am as well as for the youth of Reform Judaism is critical to building our programs, and the next generation of Jewish leaders. Levi Leap keeps young people connected to Judaism!

Be part of Levi Leap’s success on October 25th. Continuity is key to our Jewish future!

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Mark Your Calendars For Friday, October 24th 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 October 2014
Mark Your Calendars For These Events

Brotherhood Board Meeting  October 5 | 9:00am

Sukkah Building in the Garden  October 5 | 11:00am

Post-Confirmation   October 6 | 6:30pm

Qi Gong October 7 | 10:00am

Sisterhood Knitzvah  October 7 | 1:30pm

Yom Tov Party for Sukkot & Simchat Torah   October 8 | 12:00pm

Sukkah Decorating  October 8 | 5:00pm

Pizza Dinner  October 8 | 6:00pm

Sukkot Service led by Grades 7-8  October 8 | 7:00pm

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL     October 8-9

Shabbat Evening Service  October 10 | 7:150pm

Minyan Service in the Library  October 11 | 8:45am

Bat Mitzvah Service  October 11 | 10:30am

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL     October 12-13 |

Qi Gong  October 14 | 10:00am

Sisterhood Knitzvah  October 14 | 1:30pm

Sisterhood Board Meeting  October 14 | 7:00pm

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL     October 15-16 |

Simchat Torah/Consecration Service Led by Grades 9-10    October 15 | 6:30pm

Simchat Torah/Yizkor Service     October 16 | 7:30am

Membership Committee Meeting     October 16 | 7:00pm

Shabbat Evening Service    October 17 | 7:15pm

Minyan Service in the Library  October 18 | 8:45am

Bat Mitzvah Service  October 18 | 10:30am

Brotherhood Breakfast    October 19 | 9:00am

LLL-Beginner’s Hebrew Class  October 19 | 11:00am

Grade 6 Family Ed  October 19 | 11:15am

High School Pizza Night    October 20 | 6:00pm

Youth Commission Meeting  October 20 | 7:00pm

Qi Gong  October 21 | 10:00am

Sisterhood Knitzvah  October 21 | 1:30pm

Executive Committee Meeting  October 22 | 6:00pm

Board Meeting  October 22 | 7:30pm

Cantor’s Coffee  October 23 | 11:30am

Sisterhood Kick-Off Dinner  October 23 | 6:30pm

Shabbat Unplugged  October 24 | 7:15pm

Minyan Service in the Library  October 25 | 8:45am

Levi Leap  October 25 | 6:00pm

NFTY-NE Regional Board Meeting  October 26 | 10:00am

LLL-Beginner’s Hebrew Class  October 26 | 11:00am

Qi Gong  October 28 | 10:00am

Sisterhood Knitzvah  October 28 | 1:30pm

BATY Board Meeting  October 29 | 6:30pm

LLL-Survey of Jewish Literature  October 29 | 7:00pm

Shabbat Evening Service    October 31 | 7:15pm

 
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For November 2014
Mark Your Calendars For These Events
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