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Sisterhood Passover Cookbook

Share your favorite Passover recipes for a 2021 Passover recipe booklet

We all have to admit that cooking for Passover includes some challenges. Yet, many of us have delicious family favorites, or have spontaneously created great recipes. There are endless versions of Passover rolls and charoset. Do you have a fantastic cookie recipe? Are you willing to share your secret brisket ingredients? In 2012, the Sisterhood put together a Passover Cookbook, but it’s time for an update. We’d like to collect Passover recipes during the month of April. So as you prepare for Passover and make appetizers, salads, main courses, snacks, and desserts during the holiday, consider sharing your favorites with the Congregation! Please type them up and submit them to Laura Rodman at laura0502@gmail.com Please include ingredients, number of servings, step by step preparation, and cooking and storing instructions. Also include your name and where you got the recipe, whether you created it, adapted it, or had it handed down from a friend or family member. Our goal is to organize the recipes and make them into a booklet that will be available for next Passover. We anticipate a small cost to purchase the booklets, partly to cover expenses and partly as a fundraiser, but we will let you know as details shape up. Looking forward to collecting lots of recipes! Happy Passover to all!

Now Holding Virtual Services

While our building is closed during social distancing, Rabbi Perry is conducting services and other events virtually using ZOOM technology. Please go to our Facebook page for announcements of all services and events, plus the ZOOM links. 

3rd Annual One Community Book Read

Sponsored by the Social Action & Justice Committee and the Adult Education Committee

Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00pm at Congregation Shalom

Finding just the right book about Climate Change was impossible, so this year we’re recommending three:

Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming  by David Wallace-Wells

This book started as a New York magazine article by an American Journalist in July 2017. The Guardian describes it
as “a brutal portrait of climate change and our future lives on Earth. But we have the tools to avoid it.”

No One is Too Small to Make a Difference  by Greta Thunberg

This is a collection of eleven speeches written by Time Magazine Person of the Year, Greta Thunberg about global
warming and the climate crisis.

Silent Spring  by Rachel Carson

Where it all began! Rachel Carson, an American marine biologist, author and conservationist, wrote this book in
1962.

 

Read one of these or any another book of your choosing! Podcasts and YouTube are also a great option.
Our guest speaker, Carolyn McCarthy from University of Massachusetts Lowell, will lead our discussion and guide
us into a Climate Action Simulation. The simulation game will make us participants at an emergency climate
summit meeting organized by the United Nations. In smaller groups we will propose climate solutions to limit
global warming to achieve Paris Agreement goals. Our actions will be analyzed in real time to determine the
effects on the world climate. The game is designed to explore climate change solutions and see what it would take
to address this global challenge.

All are welcome!

Scouting Shabbat

At the family service on April 3, Congregation Shalom will hold a Scouting Shabbat at which Rabbi Perry will recognize members who are also active in Scouting. Scouts and their families are invited to attend the service and, if they like, to participate by leading a prayer or reading. We would also like to hand out patches to all the scouts in attendance but need to order those in advance. Therefore, if your scout(s) think they would like to participate, please send an email by March 13 to edassistant@congregationshalom.org and indicate 1) whether your scout would prefer a Scout Shabbat patch issued by ScoutsBSA or Girl Scouts of America and 2) whether your scout would like to lead a reading or not. If your scout has earned a significant award or a religious award during this school year which you would like mentioned at the service, please include that in your email as well. Scouts who reply late might not receive their patches on April 3.

Spirituality Group: An Introduction to Mussar

If you attended any of the High Holiday Services this year, you might recall that we began looking at Mussar. Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provides distinctively Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life. Mussar guides us in identifying our unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist us on our unique journey.

Based upon the positive reactions we have received from congregants, the Spirituality Committee thought that we would dive a little deeper into the practices of Mussar.

After a couple of postponements, our first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 22 at 7PM at the synagogue. At that time we will explore and use some of the methods of Mussar as a framework for spiritual and, therefore, personal growth. Some of the questions addressed by Mussar include:

  • How can I live my life closer to my spiritual potential?
  • How can I avoid making the same mistakes?
  • Why do I cause pain to myself and those I love?
  • What can I learn from those who lived before me?

We’ll explore some of the middot, or traits of the soul. We will engage with readings from the teachings of Mussar masters and Mussar practices that touch the soul. Questions will provide us with opportunities for reflection to deepen the learning and application to our lives. As in the past, our work together will be in a warm, congenial group environment.

We hope that you will join us for what promises to be a fun, enlightening experience.If you have any questions, feel free to contact any one of us. As always, if you know someone who might be interested in joining us, please feel free to invite them. We hope that you can all be there. Lynne, Rabbi Perry, Bruce

Rabbi Shoshana Perry

Lynne Rothstein

Bruce Goss 

Pick Your Oneg! Please!

You choose the date, time, and service type

  • Want a Sunset Oneg?
  • Want to host the same night as your father’s Yarzheit?
  • How about hosting the same night as your child’s class dinner?
  • Away all winter?

Just let us know, and we’ll make it happen.

Every member is expected to host two Onegs. However, if you volunteer to be the coordinator, one Oneg will fulfill your obligation. All hosts are expected to help with set-up and clean-up along with supplying food. Please, do not just drop off something at the synagogue.

There is always a need for those of you willing to host some special services for Erev Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashana children’s service, Simchat Torah service, or teacher appreciation Shabbat.  If you have very young children, the Tot Shabbat is for you.   However, if your children have outgrown it, please let us know.

Please send an email to oneg@congregationshalom.org with requests, as well as stating whether you are willing to be a Coordinator or not.  Requests may contain any/all of the following:

Service Type:

Tot, Family, Adult, MOCA, or Adult Sunset

Service Time:

There are Adult Sunset at 6pm, family at 7pm and a few others at 7:!5, there are no longer 8pm services.

Event:

Holiday or Special Shabbat (e.g., Shalomites Service, Grade 3 Shabbat Dinner, or a friend’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah weekend)

Unavailable dates, such as vacation or snowbird schedule:

“We’re in Florida from December 1 – May 31” … “Not during tax season”… etc.   We’ll then schedule you for a better time.

Music Preference:

Do you want Sue Horowitz or Shpiel

Specific Date:

Such as December Family Service or November 6 at 8 p.m.

The final schedule for services/special Shabbats is not available until late August.  Assignments are made during August and published in the September newsletter.  Therefore, requests can be made during early August.

If you do not request specific dates, you will be assigned to ones that we hope are appropriate; however, the best way to ensure that the assignment is correct is to let us know your preferences before being assigned. Once the assignment has been made, you are responsible for swapping your date, if necessary, with another member.

Thank you for your part in making our congregational Oneg program successful; it’s yet another part of Congregation Shalom’s tradition that we feel is special and unique.

The Oneg Committee

Caren Boroshok, scheduler

oneg@congregationshalom.org

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Sisterhood Passover Cookbook

Share your favorite Passover recipes for a 2021 Passover recipe booklet

We all have to admit that cooking for Passover includes some challenges. Yet, many of us have delicious family favorites, or have spontaneously created great recipes. There are endless versions of Passover rolls and charoset. Do you have a fantastic cookie recipe? Are you willing to share your secret brisket ingredients? In 2012, the Sisterhood put together a Passover Cookbook, but it’s time for an update. We’d like to collect Passover recipes during the month of April. So as you prepare for Passover and make appetizers, salads, main courses, snacks, and desserts during the holiday, consider sharing your favorites with the Congregation! Please type them up and submit them to Laura Rodman at laura0502@gmail.com Please include ingredients, number of servings, step by step preparation, and cooking and storing instructions. Also include your name and where you got the recipe, whether you created it, adapted it, or had it handed down from a friend or family member. Our goal is to organize the recipes and make them into a booklet that will be available for next Passover. We anticipate a small cost to purchase the booklets, partly to cover expenses and partly as a fundraiser, but we will let you know as details shape up. Looking forward to collecting lots of recipes! Happy Passover to all!

Now Holding Virtual Services

While our building is closed during social distancing, Rabbi Perry is conducting services and other events virtually using ZOOM technology. Please go to our Facebook page for announcements of all services and events, plus the ZOOM links. 

3rd Annual One Community Book Read

Sponsored by the Social Action & Justice Committee and the Adult Education Committee

Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00pm at Congregation Shalom

Finding just the right book about Climate Change was impossible, so this year we’re recommending three:

Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming  by David Wallace-Wells

This book started as a New York magazine article by an American Journalist in July 2017. The Guardian describes it
as “a brutal portrait of climate change and our future lives on Earth. But we have the tools to avoid it.”

No One is Too Small to Make a Difference  by Greta Thunberg

This is a collection of eleven speeches written by Time Magazine Person of the Year, Greta Thunberg about global
warming and the climate crisis.

Silent Spring  by Rachel Carson

Where it all began! Rachel Carson, an American marine biologist, author and conservationist, wrote this book in
1962.

 

Read one of these or any another book of your choosing! Podcasts and YouTube are also a great option.
Our guest speaker, Carolyn McCarthy from University of Massachusetts Lowell, will lead our discussion and guide
us into a Climate Action Simulation. The simulation game will make us participants at an emergency climate
summit meeting organized by the United Nations. In smaller groups we will propose climate solutions to limit
global warming to achieve Paris Agreement goals. Our actions will be analyzed in real time to determine the
effects on the world climate. The game is designed to explore climate change solutions and see what it would take
to address this global challenge.

All are welcome!

Scouting Shabbat

At the family service on April 3, Congregation Shalom will hold a Scouting Shabbat at which Rabbi Perry will recognize members who are also active in Scouting. Scouts and their families are invited to attend the service and, if they like, to participate by leading a prayer or reading. We would also like to hand out patches to all the scouts in attendance but need to order those in advance. Therefore, if your scout(s) think they would like to participate, please send an email by March 13 to edassistant@congregationshalom.org and indicate 1) whether your scout would prefer a Scout Shabbat patch issued by ScoutsBSA or Girl Scouts of America and 2) whether your scout would like to lead a reading or not. If your scout has earned a significant award or a religious award during this school year which you would like mentioned at the service, please include that in your email as well. Scouts who reply late might not receive their patches on April 3.

Spirituality Group: An Introduction to Mussar

If you attended any of the High Holiday Services this year, you might recall that we began looking at Mussar. Mussar is a thousand-year-old body of teachings and practices that provides distinctively Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life. Mussar guides us in identifying our unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist us on our unique journey.

Based upon the positive reactions we have received from congregants, the Spirituality Committee thought that we would dive a little deeper into the practices of Mussar.

After a couple of postponements, our first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 22 at 7PM at the synagogue. At that time we will explore and use some of the methods of Mussar as a framework for spiritual and, therefore, personal growth. Some of the questions addressed by Mussar include:

  • How can I live my life closer to my spiritual potential?
  • How can I avoid making the same mistakes?
  • Why do I cause pain to myself and those I love?
  • What can I learn from those who lived before me?

We’ll explore some of the middot, or traits of the soul. We will engage with readings from the teachings of Mussar masters and Mussar practices that touch the soul. Questions will provide us with opportunities for reflection to deepen the learning and application to our lives. As in the past, our work together will be in a warm, congenial group environment.

We hope that you will join us for what promises to be a fun, enlightening experience.If you have any questions, feel free to contact any one of us. As always, if you know someone who might be interested in joining us, please feel free to invite them. We hope that you can all be there. Lynne, Rabbi Perry, Bruce

Rabbi Shoshana Perry

Lynne Rothstein

Bruce Goss 

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Sisterhood Passover Cookbook

Share your favorite Passover recipes for a 2021 Passover recipe booklet

We all have to admit that cooking for Passover includes some challenges. Yet, many of us have delicious family favorites, or have spontaneously created great recipes. There are endless versions of Passover rolls and charoset. Do you have a fantastic cookie recipe? Are you willing to share your secret brisket ingredients? In 2012, the Sisterhood put together a Passover Cookbook, but it’s time for an update. We’d like to collect Passover recipes during the month of April. So as you prepare for Passover and make appetizers, salads, main courses, snacks, and desserts during the holiday, consider sharing your favorites with the Congregation! Please type them up and submit them to Laura Rodman at laura0502@gmail.com Please include ingredients, number of servings, step by step preparation, and cooking and storing instructions. Also include your name and where you got the recipe, whether you created it, adapted it, or had it handed down from a friend or family member. Our goal is to organize the recipes and make them into a booklet that will be available for next Passover. We anticipate a small cost to purchase the booklets, partly to cover expenses and partly as a fundraiser, but we will let you know as details shape up. Looking forward to collecting lots of recipes! Happy Passover to all!

Now Holding Virtual Services

While our building is closed during social distancing, Rabbi Perry is conducting services and other events virtually using ZOOM technology. Please go to our Facebook page for announcements of all services and events, plus the ZOOM links. 

3rd Annual One Community Book Read

Sponsored by the Social Action & Justice Committee and the Adult Education Committee

Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00pm at Congregation Shalom

Finding just the right book about Climate Change was impossible, so this year we’re recommending three:

Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming  by David Wallace-Wells

This book started as a New York magazine article by an American Journalist in July 2017. The Guardian describes it
as “a brutal portrait of climate change and our future lives on Earth. But we have the tools to avoid it.”

No One is Too Small to Make a Difference  by Greta Thunberg

This is a collection of eleven speeches written by Time Magazine Person of the Year, Greta Thunberg about global
warming and the climate crisis.

Silent Spring  by Rachel Carson

Where it all began! Rachel Carson, an American marine biologist, author and conservationist, wrote this book in
1962.

 

Read one of these or any another book of your choosing! Podcasts and YouTube are also a great option.
Our guest speaker, Carolyn McCarthy from University of Massachusetts Lowell, will lead our discussion and guide
us into a Climate Action Simulation. The simulation game will make us participants at an emergency climate
summit meeting organized by the United Nations. In smaller groups we will propose climate solutions to limit
global warming to achieve Paris Agreement goals. Our actions will be analyzed in real time to determine the
effects on the world climate. The game is designed to explore climate change solutions and see what it would take
to address this global challenge.

All are welcome!

Scouting Shabbat

At the family service on April 3, Congregation Shalom will hold a Scouting Shabbat at which Rabbi Perry will recognize members who are also active in Scouting. Scouts and their families are invited to attend the service and, if they like, to participate by leading a prayer or reading. We would also like to hand out patches to all the scouts in attendance but need to order those in advance. Therefore, if your scout(s) think they would like to participate, please send an email by March 13 to edassistant@congregationshalom.org and indicate 1) whether your scout would prefer a Scout Shabbat patch issued by ScoutsBSA or Girl Scouts of America and 2) whether your scout would like to lead a reading or not. If your scout has earned a significant award or a religious award during this school year which you would like mentioned at the service, please include that in your email as well. Scouts who reply late might not receive their patches on April 3.

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Sisterhood Passover Cookbook

Share your favorite Passover recipes for a 2021 Passover recipe booklet

We all have to admit that cooking for Passover includes some challenges. Yet, many of us have delicious family favorites, or have spontaneously created great recipes. There are endless versions of Passover rolls and charoset. Do you have a fantastic cookie recipe? Are you willing to share your secret brisket ingredients? In 2012, the Sisterhood put together a Passover Cookbook, but it’s time for an update. We’d like to collect Passover recipes during the month of April. So as you prepare for Passover and make appetizers, salads, main courses, snacks, and desserts during the holiday, consider sharing your favorites with the Congregation! Please type them up and submit them to Laura Rodman at laura0502@gmail.com Please include ingredients, number of servings, step by step preparation, and cooking and storing instructions. Also include your name and where you got the recipe, whether you created it, adapted it, or had it handed down from a friend or family member. Our goal is to organize the recipes and make them into a booklet that will be available for next Passover. We anticipate a small cost to purchase the booklets, partly to cover expenses and partly as a fundraiser, but we will let you know as details shape up. Looking forward to collecting lots of recipes! Happy Passover to all!

Now Holding Virtual Services

While our building is closed during social distancing, Rabbi Perry is conducting services and other events virtually using ZOOM technology. Please go to our Facebook page for announcements of all services and events, plus the ZOOM links.