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A monthly calendar for the Temple Etz Chaim community October 2016 / 5777

High Holy Days Schedule 5777 Rosh Hashanah Sunday, October 2 7:30 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Franklin Federated Church

Monday, October 3 9:00 am Children’s Service 10:15 am Morning Service 4:00 pm Tashlich

Franklin Federated Church Franklin Federated Church Choate Park, Medway

Tuesday, October 4

10:00 am

2nd day Rosh Hashanah Service

Temple Etz Chaim

Yom Kippur Tuesday, October 11

7:30 pm

Kol Nidre

Franklin Federated Church

9:00 am 10:15 am 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 3:00 pm

Children’s Service Morning Service Afternoon Study Session Musical Interlude Afternoon Service Yizkor Service Ne’ilah (Concluding Service) Havdalah and Break Fast

Franklin Federated Church Franklin Federated Church Franklin Federated Church Franklin Federated Church Franklin Federated Church

Wednesday, October 12

Approx. 6:30 pm

Franklin Federated Church

Franklin Federated Church: 171 Main St., Franklin Temple Etz Chaim: 900 Washington St., Franklin High Holy Day tickets are mailed to all adult Temple members in good standing, and will be required for all services. If you are not a member of Temple Etz Chaim, please join us according to the following criteria:  If you are a member in good standing of another URJ-affiliated congregation, please request tickets by having your Temple office send a letter to Temple Etz Chaim.  If you are a college student or in active military service, admittance is complimentary when you show a valid student or military ID to the usher.  There is no cost to attend the children’s services.  If you are an extended family member of a Temple Etz Chaim member, tickets for the High Holy Days are available for $50 per adult. Each ticket admits one adult to all services. TEC members should use the Extended Family High Holy Day Ticket Request Form to request tickets.  If you are a prospective member of Temple Etz Chaim, please join us for Tishrei Connection, a special invitation to join our community for all of the services and activities in the month of Tishrei. Tishrei Connection must be purchased in advance for $54 per adult.  If you are not a member of Temple Etz Chaim, and do not fit any of the other categories, please join us through the “Community Ticket” program. “Community Tickets” must be purchased in advance for $250 per adult.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact the Temple office: 508-528-5337

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Please join our Gala Celebration for Temple Etz Chaim and help us honor

Dr. David & Mrs. Susan Hirshfield with Temple Etz Chaim’s

Tree of Life Award

for service to the community Saturday, November 19, 2016 19 Heshvan 5777 The Crystal Room 49 Cedar Street Milford, Massachusetts 6:30 PM Cocktails and Dinner Dancing to follow To register online go to our website at: Gala Celebration Silent Auction We are asking our members if they have a high-value item they can donate to the Gala Committee for the silent auction that will take place that evening. We are looking for interesting and unique items that may include, but are not limited to, tickets to professional sporting events, time-share vacation destinations, other vacation homes, works of art, etc. We will be placing a minimum bid on each item to ensure maximum return for Temple Etz Chaim on your donation. Please contact Joanne Valenca by September 30th if you have an item you would like to donate. We will need to have a description of the item, a photo if applicable, and your assessment of the approximate value of your donation. We appreciate your time and generosity!

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Community Break Fast Wednesday, October 12 1:30 pm Drop Off Franklin Federated Church Go to Sign Up Genius to Help Each year, we join together as a community to break our Yom Kippur fast, and to welcome the new year. Please help us make this year's celebration delicious! We are requesting the following contributions to our meal. You may drop off items to the parlor at Franklin Federated Church any time after 1:30 on Wednesday, October 12th. If you'd like to donate, but cannot join us for break-fast, please contact Margot Rivelis to make alternate arrangements. Please note, this is a dairy meal, so please, no meat products!

Sukkot Walk & Study

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Pizza in the Hut Sukkot Dinner and Service Sunday, October 16 Dinner: 6:00 pm Sukkah Decorating: 6:45 pm Service: 7:00 pm Please join us as we celebrate Sukkot with a pizza, pasta (vegan approved) and salad dinner. RSVP by October 14th to Emily Berman.

Saturday Morning Torah Study Saturday, October 22, 29 November 5, 12, 19 8:30 - 9:30 am at the Temple Building

Monday, October 17 11:00 am Delcarte Conservation Area Pleasant St, Franklin The festivals of Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot are called shalosh regalim, usually translated as the “Three Pilgrimage Festivals.” But literally, it just means, the three walking times. In ancient days, our people would walk to Jerusalem in pilgrimages to make sacrifices on these festivals. We don’t do that anymore, but we can learn from them by taking time to walk and think on these days. So, we are having walking days on each of these festivals, a time for a contemplative walk and study. The walk will be led by Rabbi Alpert.

Join the Rabbi and others to parse the meaning of Torah passages. No Hebrew needed. Text provided. Come for the bagels. Stay for the discussion!

Jews On the Chocolate Trail

Knitzvah Group

Saturday, October 29 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Temple Building The price of admission is something made of or with chocolate. Special seating for those who bring something homemade. Think of stereotypical Jewish food, and what comes to mind? Bagels and lox? Sure! Kugel? Of course! Matzah? Naturally! Chocolate? What?! Join Rabbi Deborah Prinz as she “draws from her world travels and research on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers” (and you know who you are). Listen “as she unwraps stories of the trade, retail and manufacture of chocolate since it was first introduced to Europeans.” Coming? Contact Adult Ed

Monday Night Football is Back Monday, October 24 7:30 pm Pinz Entertainment 110 S. Main St., Milford Game starts at 8:30 pm but let’s get there around 7:30 pm so we ca schmooze before the game starts. Come late, leave yearly - no problem. Just come on by when you can!! Any questions, contact Stewart Lipson.

Sundays/ Monthly

Check out Temple calendar for next meeting! 4:00 pm

at Temple Etz Chaim Hats, scarves, mittens and socks are great shorter projects. Sweaters or afghans or perhaps try some color work or knitted lace. Baby gift items are fun too! And of course Hanukkah gifts are a great option. We have lots of patterns, including a couple of challah covers.

We welcome any interested knitters regardless of skill level. Prior knitting experience not required; we will provide instruction. No RSVP necessary. New knitters need no materials; we have yard and needles to share - all you need to bring is you! For more information contact Sue Cass.

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B’Nei Mitzvah Please join the congregation in worship as our Temple Etz Chaim students are called to the Torah. Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 am at FUSF Gabriella Borr, daughter of Sherene and Steven Borr Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 am at FUSF Joshua Tutin, son of Linda and Michael Tutin Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 am at FUSF Mia Robinson, daughter of Natalie and Gary Robinson

Erev Shabbat Service Schedule Friday, October 7 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service

Annual Franklin Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving Sunday, November 20 7:00 - 8:30 pm Hosted by Temple Etz Chaim at the First Universalist Society of Franklin 262 Chestnut St., Franklin This year, Temple Etz Chaim is hosting the Annual Franklin Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving. The service will include musical selections by the Interfaith choice, including members of our own TEC Choir. There will also be reflections, readings, and prayers to help us focus on this season of Thanksgiving. Please join us in welcoming our fellow houses of worship.

Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 am at FUSF Shabbat Service and Gabriella Borr Bat Mitzvah Friday, October 21 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service Friday, October 28 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service Friday, November 4 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 am at FUSF Shabbat Service and Joshua Tutin Bar Mitzvah Friday, November 11 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 am at FUSF Shabbat Service and Mia Robinson Bat Mitzvah Friday, November 18 at 6:30 pm at TEC Tot Shabbat Service Friday, November 18 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service Friday, November 25 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service TEC: Temple Etz Chaim, 900 Washington St., Franklin FUSF: First Universalist Society of Franklin, 262 Chestnut St., Franklin

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Clean out your closet and help us raise funds! Items collected help fund:


We are collecting: Clothing

November 13, 2016

Bring your items to our Donation Drive event: Religious school @ Medway High School 88 Summer St., Medway 9:00 - 11:30 am or Temple Building 900 Washington St., Franklin 9:00 am – 1:00 pm For questions, please contact: Nancy Berger

Shoes Accessories Books Linens Household Items* * Small items only. No furniture.

Religious School Calendar 2016-2017/5777 School is open every date listed, unless otherwise noted. Religious School

Hebrew School

Grades 1-7 Sunday- 9:00–11:30 am

Grades 3-6

Academy (A); Confirmation (C); Post Confirmation (PC) - Grades 8-12

Wednesday- 4:00–5:30 pm

Tuesday- 6:30-8:30 pm

9/11 – First Day of School

9/14- First Day of School

9/13- First Day of A/C






9/27– A/C Trip to Maayim Hayyim

10/2- No School- Erev Rosh Hashanah


10/4- No School- Rosh Hashanah

10/9-No School- Columbus Day wknd

10/12- No School- Yom Kippur

10/11 – No School- Yom Kippur



10/18– A/C/PC



10/25– A/C



11/8 – No School- Election Day



11/15– A/C/PC



11/22- No School-Thanksgiving


11/23-No School-Thanksgiving

11/29 – A/C

11/27- No School-Thanksgiving


12/6 – A/C (7th grade)



12/13 – A/C/PC



12/20 - A/C



12/27 – No School (Winter Break)

12/25- No School (Winter Break)

12/28– No School (Winter Break)

1/3– A/C

1/1- No School (Winter Break)


1/10 –A/C/PC



1/17– A/C

1/15-- No School- MLK Day wknd


1/24 - A/C



1/31 - A/C



2/7– A/C (7th grade)



2/14– A/C/PC



2/21 – No School (February Break)

2/19 – No School (February Break)

2/22– No School (February Break)

2/28 – A/C

2/26– No School (February Break)


3/7 – A/C



3/14 – A/C/PC



3/21 - A/C



3/28– A/C



4/4– A/C/PC



4/11- No School (Passover)


4/12– No School (Passover)

4/18 – No School (Spring Break)

4/16–No School (Passover)

4/19– No School (Spring Break)

4/25 – A/C

4/23– No School ((Spring Break)


5/2 – A/C (7th grade)


5/3 5/10 5/17– Last day of School

5/9– A/C/PC 5/16– A/C – Last day of School

5/7 5/14 5/21 – Last day of School

Please join us to honor our Confirmation Students Tuesday May 30, 2017 Shavuot and Confirmation @ 7:00pm at Franklin Federated Church

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Religious School News Kitah Gan School Calendar 2016-2017/5777

Summer Hebrew Fun Packets Reminder for students in Grades 2 - 6: Don’t forget to finish your Summer Hebrew Packets. They are due Wednesday, October 5th!

Kitah Gan Religious School

9/11 9/18 10/16 11/6 11/20 12/18 1/8 1/22 2/12 3/5 3/26 4/9 5/7 5/21

Grades Pre K-K Sunday- 9:00-11:00 am First Day of School

Consecration & Simhat Torah Service Sunday, October 23 7:00 pm Franklin Federated Church 171 Main Street, Franklin

Back To School Israel Day School followed by Hanukkah Celebration Kefiyada: Museum Expo Event School followed by Purim Celebration Mitzvah Day Last day of School

Israel Day Sunday, November 6 9:00 - 11:30 am Medway High School 88 Summer St., Medway Join us as we learn Israeli dances, get our hands dirty at an archaeological dig, eat Israeli food, play Israel games and more!

Join us when we welcome our youngest students and their families to the Temple Etz Chaim Religious School at Consecration which is part of our Simhat Torah celebration. Each student will receive a mini-Torah that often becomes a cherished heirloom. Ask some members of our Education Committee who still have their the Torahs they received as children.

Back To School Medway High School 88 Summer St., Medway Sunday, October 16: Sunday, October 23:

    

Kitah Gan (PreK-K) 9:00 - 9:30 am Grades 1-4 9:00 - 9:30 am Grades 5-7 11:00 - 11:30 am

Meet your child’s Sunday, Religious School teachers Learn about their curriculum Find out about ways to enhance your child’s learning Review requirements for their classes Meet other parents in your child’s classes

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TEC Photo Album

Sisterhood kicked of the year with our Annual Welcome Brunch at the home of Jayme Solomon-Zissu

Delivery of new clothes and shoes to needy families in Jerusalem from tzedakah of children in our religious school.

Sisterhood 2016-2017 Board of Directors Melissa Folsom, Barbara Karmelin, Emily Harvey, Lisa Lauterbach, Lynne Rubenstein, Margot Rivelis, Lori Beth Towne, Jamie Sharrow, Cindy Heilweil

Michael is rocking the house at our Alumni Restaurant Fundraiser

Miriam’s toes will be warm this winter!

Sue’s elephant joins the baby bear menagerie

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Fairmount Farm Fundraiser

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Donations If you’d like to make a donation in memory or honor of somebody or just to support us, please go to our online form. General Fund In honor of Rick Huff with thanks for your advice by Ron Venooker Mazel Tov to David Hirshfield on achieving the Academy of General Dentistry’s Mastership Award by Audrey and Ron Venooker

Temple Cookbook Temple Cookbook... Needs your help! We are creating a cookbook that will be available for purchase for the Winter holiday season next year. To do this, we need your recipes. Imagine helping to build your new favorite cookbook and helping the Temple at the same time. Send your favorite recipes to Jayme Solomon-Zissu.

Ink/Toner Cartridge Recycling Don’t throw away those empty ink and toner cartridges. Drop them off in the bin at temple or at religious school and let us recycle them. We earn $ for each recycled cartridge.

Amazon Smile Temple Etz Chaim is registered as an AmazonSmile charitable organization. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support TEC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to TEC. It's simple to do. When shopping on Amazon, go to and choose "Temple Etz Chaim" (of Franklin, MA) as your charitable organization. That's it! Whenever you shop, remember to do with a smile.

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Stay Connected Temple Etz Chaim Website Temple Etz Chaim Facebook Temple Etz Chaim Sisterhood Facebook Temple Etz Chaim LinkedIn

Contact Us Temple Etz Chaim 900 Washington Street, Franklin, MA, 02038 508-528-5337 Send us a message Rabbi Thomas Alpert Hana Berman, Director of Education Audrey Venooker, Bookkeeper Adrianne Castro, Office Administrator

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The newsletter of Temple Etz Chaim of Franklin, MA

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