Shabbat Shalom!
Shabbat Mevorchim- Rosh Chodesh Tammuz isWednesday & Thursday
Parshat Shelach
7:00pm –  Mincha
8:06pm –  Latest time to light Friday evening candles
9:00am – Morning Shacharit
7:55pm – Mincha/Se’udah Shlishis (Third Meal)
9:12pm –  Shabbat Concludes

Services for the Week of June 10, 2018
Shacharit (Morning Service) 
8:00am –    Sunday
6:50am –    Monday
7:00am –    Tuesday & Friday
6:50am –    Wednesday & Thursday (Rosh Chodesh- Tammuz)

(Earliest Sof Zman for the week 9:03am)

Weekday minyan is followed by delicious breakfast  thanks to Bob Kushner, Leon Herman and other volunteers.

Mincha/Ma’ariv (Evening Services) 
7:00pm  Sunday– Friday

Candle Lighting
No later than 8:09pm  Friday (June 15)


Todah Rabbah

Thank you to Joel Creeger for all the hard work he is devoting to cleaning up B’nai Torah.  From the stage to the kitchen to the classrooms he is lightening the load and making each place much more user friendly.  Along with our custodian, Allan Gendreau he is making sure there is a place for everything and all things that are not needed by the shul are being donated to various agencies.  Todah Rabbah Joel for your dedication to beautifying our building.


Kiddush  is sponsored  by Robert Foint observing the yahrzeit ofhis mother Esther G. Foint.
Seudah Shlisheet is sponsored by Robert & Candy Kahan observing the yahrzeit of Bob’s mother, Lillian Kahan.

Rabbi Yaffe’s Postcard
Sermon:  I was a teenage grasshopper!
Rabbi’s Contact Information617.595.6437rabbi@bnaitorahma.org (email)
Rabbi’s Office Hours week beginning 06/10: (Please call /text/email to reserve a time!)
(To meet at other times please contact Rabbi Yaffe)                                                                                    
Sunday           06/10:       Rabbi is available by appointment
Monday          06/11:       9am-12pm
Tuesday          06/12:      9am-12pm
Wednesday   06/13:     Phone/Text/Email
Thursday       06/14:      2:00pm-4:30pm

I. Childrens Judaic Enrichment  w/Chanie Yaffe will resume in the fall.

II.   Tuesday:   A lively, interactive, exploration of the weekly portion: Tuesday’s 7:30pm– 06/12
This week’s topic: When a good idea is a bad idea.

III. Not just Stories:  New perspectives on the Midrash: Discuss the weekly Torah portion from the perspectives of the Midrashim –Thursday 6/14 – 1 pm @ B’nai Torah library
This week’s topic: The many Korach’s of the midrash!

IV. What did Maimonides really say? Maimonides on Ideal Character and how to get there.  An exciting exploration of Maimonides’ “Shemonah Perakim” -The Eight Chapters on Human Character. Exploring one of Judaism’s greatest and most misquoted figures:  
Thursday 6/14 – 7:30 PM 
 This week’s topic: Is it better to be good or to become good?

V. Daily Torah on weekdays (S-F)
After Shacharit: 3 minutes on Halacha (Jewish Practice) At Breakfast: 8 Minutes of Mishnah  /  Between Mincha and Maariv:  5  minutes on the Weekly Torah portion


 Events at CBT
Shabbat Dinner and Speaker Open to the Community- June 8-9
Friday, June 8th, 5:30pm
We are so pleased to have scholar -in-residence, Dr. Chana Cox who will explore the Jewish Influence on the fundamental beliefs and values of the U.S.
The Absent Yet Present Jew: 
Although almost no Jews were present, Judaism had a huge influence upon debate surrounding notions of ideal societies in 17th Century Colonial New England – with profound implications for the future American Jewish experience.
Schedule is as follows:  
Mincha 5:30pm
First course 5:45pm
Talk w/ Dr. Chana Cox in Social Hall (Babysitting provided)5:55pm
Candle Lighting & Kiddush followed by full Shabbat meal6:50pm
Women & Men’s Kabbalat Service 7:50pm

Saturday, June 9th, 9am
Kiddush lunch after services with opportunity to come to the table and shmooze with Dr. Cox!

We are so grateful to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for generously sponsoring this Shabbat dinner open to the community.  
No cost – Reservations  required by June 7, 2018 

The B’nai Torah Knitting Club Our next meeting will beWednesday, June 20 , 7-8:30 
No experience necessary, contact Connie Ryder (413-754-3794) if there are questions. or to talk about how to get started with materials if just beginning to knit.
Upcoming knitting dates:  July 18August 22

Watch for our summer concert at B’nai Tanglewood featuring a recording of Leonard Bernstein playing with the New York Philharmonic. More details to follow!!!!

IV. What did Maimonides really say? Maimonides on Ideal Character and how to get there.  An exciting exploration of Maimonides’ “Shemonah Perakim” -The Eight Chapters on Human Character. Exploring one of Judaism’s greatest and most misquoted figures:  
Thursday 6/07 – 7:30 PM 
 This week’s topic: Continuing to explore the possible “I”, the truly wonderful person that each of us can be. 

V. Daily Torah on weekdays (S-F)
After Shacharit: 3 minutes on Halacha (Jewish Practice) At Breakfast: 8 Minutes of Mishnah  /  Between Mincha and Maariv:  5  minutes on the Weekly Torah portion


 Events at CBT
Shabbat Dinner and Speaker Open to the Community- June 8-9
Friday, June 8th, 5:30pm
We are so pleased to have scholar -in-residence, Dr. Chana Cox who will explore the Jewish Influence on the fundamental beliefs and values of the U.S.
The Absent Yet Present Jew: 
Although almost no Jews were present, Judaism had a huge influence upon debate surrounding notions of ideal societies in 17th Century Colonial New England – with profound implications for the future American Jewish experience.
Mincha 5:30pm
First Course 5:45pm
Talk with Dr. Chana Cox 5:55pm (Babysitting provided)
Women’s Kabbalat Service & Regular Kabbalat Service6:50pm
Dinner 7:50pm
Saturday, June 9th, 9am
Kiddush lunch after services with opportunity to come to the table and shmooze with Dr. Cox!We are so grateful to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for generously sponsoring this Shabbat dinner open to the community.  
No cost – Reservations absolutely required by June 6, 2018 
The B’nai Torah Knitting Club Our next meeting will beWednesday, June 20 , 7-8:30 
No experience necessary, contact Connie Ryder (413-754-3794) if there are questions. or to talk about how to get started with materials if just beginning to knit.
Upcoming knitting dates:  July 18August 22
Watch for our summer concert at B’nai Tanglewood featuring a recording of Leonard Bernstein playing with the New York Philharmonic. More details to follow!!!!

Weekly Hebrew Classes Sundays 6:30pm-7:30pm

All levels are welcome.

Instructor: Yael Hoffman  413-885-1538

Watch for our summer concert at B’nai Tanglewood featuring a recording of Leonard Bernstein playing with the New York Philharmonic. More details to follow!!!!

Eruv 
The Eruv fills an essential need for any growing and caring Shabbat-observant community. The Eruv needs weekly monitoring and regular upkeep, which now totals around $6000 annually.  We would like to minimize emergency appeals.  Accordingly, we are asking the community to step forward with a once yearly donation, either $54 for a membership or $118 for a sponsorship. Checks should be made to the Greater Springfield Eruv Corp. To be on the eruv list for mailings and weekly updates please email: springfieldcommunityeruv@gmail.com
Todah Rabbah!


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In our Community
 Pool and Activity Party at the Springfield J.C.C,Sunday , June 3rd 5-7pm
Springfield-area Jewish families are invited to bring their children to a pool and activity party at the J.C.C.
Please bring Kosher Vegetarian or Dairy (OU, VH or any recognized Kosher symbol) (e.g. pita bread or a kosher dip like hummus or baba ganoush).  Beverages and Desserts will be provided. Dietary Laws Observed (as best as possible).
You do not have to be a JCC or temple member. This will be a shared, communal experience solely directed at having fun, socializing and getting to know newcomers.
Please share this invitation with any area Jewish family who might be interested, RSVP to the Springfield JCC at  413-739-4715
Don’t forget your towels, bathing suits, and flip-flops!

 

Watch for our summer concert featuring a live film of Leonard Bernstein playing with the New York Philharmonic at B’nai Tanglewood. More details to follow!!!!