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Congregation Shalom Library Catalog Now On Line

Congregation Shalom’s library collections are now searchable on line. The catalog of titles, authors and more is powered by Librarything.com. The special link is available on the Member’s Only page of the temple’s website, along with some information on how to effectively use the site to search titles and borrow books.

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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Congregants Met with State Representatives to Discuss Key Issues

On Friday morning, September 13, Rabbi Perry, Security Committee members Alan Fidler and Janet Dubner, and Social Justice/Action Chair Susan McHugh met with Chelmsford State Representatives Jim Arciero, Tom Golden and Tam Gouveia to discuss security and safety concerns, racism and anti-semitism. We hope this will be the first of ongoing meetings with our state legislators to enable us to continue our dialogue about the needs of our congregation as well as state issues that impact us.

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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Congregation Shalom Library Catalog Now On Line

Congregation Shalom’s library collections are now searchable on line. The catalog of titles, authors and more is powered by Librarything.com. The special link is available on the Member’s Only page of the temple’s website, along with some information on how to effectively use the site to search titles and borrow books.

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 

IMG_7263

Congregants Met with State Representatives to Discuss Key Issues

On Friday morning, September 13, Rabbi Perry, Security Committee members Alan Fidler and Janet Dubner, and Social Justice/Action Chair Susan McHugh met with Chelmsford State Representatives Jim Arciero, Tom Golden and Tam Gouveia to discuss security and safety concerns, racism and anti-semitism. We hope this will be the first of ongoing meetings with our state legislators to enable us to continue our dialogue about the needs of our congregation as well as state issues that impact us.

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

2-Column

library2

Congregation Shalom Library Catalog Now On Line

Congregation Shalom’s library collections are now searchable on line. The catalog of titles, authors and more is powered by Librarything.com. The special link is available on the Member’s Only page of the temple’s website, along with some information on how to effectively use the site to search titles and borrow books.

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 

IMG_7263

Congregants Met with State Representatives to Discuss Key Issues

On Friday morning, September 13, Rabbi Perry, Security Committee members Alan Fidler and Janet Dubner, and Social Justice/Action Chair Susan McHugh met with Chelmsford State Representatives Jim Arciero, Tom Golden and Tam Gouveia to discuss security and safety concerns, racism and anti-semitism. We hope this will be the first of ongoing meetings with our state legislators to enable us to continue our dialogue about the needs of our congregation as well as state issues that impact us.

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library2

Congregation Shalom Library Catalog Now On Line

Congregation Shalom’s library collections are now searchable on line. The catalog of titles, authors and more is powered by Librarything.com. The special link is available on the Member’s Only page of the temple’s website, along with some information on how to effectively use the site to search titles and borrow books.

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