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

It’s Latke Time! Cost: $10 per dozen Deadline: December 8 Pickup date: December 18 Hanukkah is coming and it is almost latke time! Would you love to take some latkes home to enjoy with your family during Hanukkah? Now is your chance! We are taking orders of Hanukkah latkes, made by TriCounty Regional Vocational Technical High School, to be picked up at Religious School Sunday, December 18th. Reheat and enjoyed in your home at your convenience! Latkes will be made, frozen, and packaged by the DOZEN to be taken home and reheated. Order today be emailing Jenn Eagerman.

Brotherhood Beer Tasting & Menorah Assembly Night Sunday, December 11 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Temple Building Believe it or not, Hanukkah is right around the corner, which means we need to assemble the Temple’s menorah. This year, we are planning to do this on Sunday, December 11th at 7pm and of course have our annual Beer night after the assembly. We will be sending out an Evite to remind everyone and to get RSVP’s as we need to know how much beer to buy. Also, since it’s early enough, we can do “take out” if you wish. Cost will be about $10 each to pay for the beer. If you have a favorite beer, feel free to bring it! Just let me know so we don’t purchase the same beer. If you make your own beer, feel free to bring it as well. Since it is a work night, we’ll probably leave around 9pm (the latest). Any questions, please email Stewart Lipson or call 508-446-1298.

Scrip Fundraising for the Holidays Mail to Temple Etz Chaim 900 Washington St., Franklin Write on envelope: Attn. SCRIP Order form on pg. 6,7,8. For more information contact Audrey Venooker.

Early Childhood Family Potluck Dinner & Tot Shabbat Service Friday, December 9 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Temple Building RSVP Date: Wednesday, December 7th.

Please join us for a potluck dinner and Tot Shabbat! Through a fun-filled, casual service of songs, stories, and prayers, followed by a mini-oneg, we bring Shabbat to life for children from toddlers through first grade and their families. Members and non-members welcome! Please RSVP by going to Sign-Up Genius Question? Contact Laura Waldman

Saturday Morning Torah Study December 10, 17 January 7, 14, 21, 28 8:30 - 9:30 am at the Temple Building Join the Rabbi and others as we discuss the Torah. Come for the bagels; stay for the learning! Texts provided.

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble December 11 - 24 Barnes & Noble, Bellingham The holiday season will be here before we know it! Once again, Temple Etz Chaim Sisterhood will have a table at Barnes and Noble in Bellingham. We are looking for volunteers to help sit at the table and gift wrap for Barnes and Noble shoppers. You don’t have to be a sisterhood members to sign up… you just need to know how to wrap. Men and women welcome! Please take a moment and look over the available time slots to see if you are available to help us out. Go to Sign up Genius to sign up for a wrapping slot.


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Hanukkah Celebration Sunday, December 18 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Medway High School 88 Summer St., Medway

Hanukkiah Contest & Party!

Get your creative juices flowing to create a child or family Hanukkiah (menorah) to submit to the Hanukkiah contest. Many categories to recognize the achievements of the students. Latke treats and Hanukkah games for all!

What materials would you use to make a Hanukkiah?

Monday night football? Get take-out at Uno’s and help TEC. Present your certificate at the time of payment and have up to 20% of your check’s value donated to us! Good for dine in and take out! Click here to get coupon!

Students and Families: Join in the fun by creating a unique Hanukkiah at home and displaying it at our Celebration! Bring your Hanukkiah at 9:00 am to register your creation!

Sisterhood Hanukkah Dinner & Gift Swap

Community Menorah Lighting & Shabbat Service

Sunday, December 18 6:00 pm Prezo Grille & Bar 229 1/2 Main St. Milford Cost: Sisterhood Member - $32.00 Guest - $38.00 Not a member? Not a problem… join that night. Click here for the membership form. The tradition continues. Sisters, let's get together for a great meal and good times with friends, old and new. Please bring a gift ($10-$20) for our Yankee Swap. Please RSVP to Margot Rivelis by December 10th.

Friday, December 30 7:00 pm at Temple Building Join us for our community menorah lighting and Shabbat service. Be sure to bring your menorah to add to the "glow!" Celebrate Hanukkah as a community with your Temple family. The festivities begin at 7:00 PM, so join us at the Temple building for a great Hanukkah celebration, complete with latkes!

Save The Date: JOSTY Shul-In Saturday, January 21 - Sunday, January 22 Temple Ohabei Shalom Brookline, MA Junior FROGY (Grades 6-7-8) are encouraged to attend the NFTY/Josty Shul-In. We will travel into Boston for an overnight, activities, interactive fun and hanging out with Junior Youth Groupers from Temples all around Massachusetts, Rhode Island and beyond. Lead by Senior Youth Group members and chaperoned. Cost is $55.00 per person. Register online before January 4, 2016. Space is limited!

Save The Date Friday, March 10, 2017 Saturday, March 11, 2017 Exciting Purim Weekend! Stay tuned for opportunities to participate in a fun-filled musical Purim Shpiel! Different than we’ve ever done!


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Please fill out the order form below and return to Stewart Lipson with checks made payable to the Providence Bruins by December 30th. For more information please contact Stewart Lipson at 508-446-1298 or Stewat.Lipson@va.gov.


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Early Childhood Program at Temple Etz Chaim Temple Etz Chaim of Franklin is committed to serving the young families in our growing community. We help families with young children find a supportive Jewish community and a place to connect with other families raising Jewish children.

Through a fun-filled, casual service of songs, stories, and prayers, followed by a mini-oneg (Friday nights, Erev Shabbat) or by snacks and a craft (Saturday, Shabbat morning), we bring Shabbat to life for children from toddlers through first grade and their families. Early Childhood schedule for 2016-2017: 5777 Friday, Dec. 9 5:30 p.m. (Potluck Dinner and Tot Shabbat) Friday, Jan. 6 Saturday, Feb. 11

6:30 p.m. (Tot Shabbat) 6:00 p.m. (PJ Havdalah)

Saturday, Mar. 4

10:00 a.m. (Tot Shabbat)

Sunday, April 2

2:00 p.m. (Model Passover Seder)

Saturday, May 13

10:00 a.m. (Tot Shabbat)

Temple members and non-members are welcome! All Early Childhood programs are held at 900 Washington Street, Franklin, MA For more information contact us at: earlychildhood@temple-etzchaim.org earlychildhood@temple-etzchaim.org


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A Season of Thanks Dear Community, We are so thankful for YOU! Throughout the year volunteers and donors work hard to help us provide food to more than 500 households. We simply could not do it without you.

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Erev Shabbat Service Schedule Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service Friday, December 9 at 5:30 pm at TEC Tot Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner & Erev Shabbat Service Friday, December 9 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service & Honoring L’Taken Students

Through your generosity, we distributed turkeys and fixings to 200 families. We will also be able to provide each family with one item to help cook the meal. We will have foil roasting pans, pot holders, turkey basters and potato mashers to choose from. Last year when we offered these items it brought a lot of big smiles! There are so many small things that become luxuries in difficult times.

Friday, December 16 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service

THANK YOU for your support!

Friday, December 30 at 7:00 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service and Menorah Lighting

Temple Etz Chaim Cemetery Temple Etz Chaim has cemetery plots reserved for members and their families at Beit Olam East Cemetery in Wayland. If you would like to purchase a cemetery plot, please contact the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts at (617) 244-6509. Visit us at http://jcam.org.

Donations Rabbi’s Mitzvah Fund In memory of our Mother and Grandmother, Paula Chandler. Love, The Folsom Family In appreciation to the choir & Nikki Kermish and Andy Weitzman for enhancing the High Holidays with their beautiful music. By The Folsom Family 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.

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.

Saturday, December 17 at 6:00 pm at TEC Early Childhood Hanukkah Potluck Dinner and Havdalah Service Friday, December 23 at 7:00 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, January 6 at 6:30 pm at TEC Tot Shabbat Service Friday, January 6 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service Friday, January 13 at 7:30 pm at TEC Erev Shabbat Service Friday, January 20 at 7:00 pm at FFC Family Shabbat Service Friday, January 27 at 7:00 pm at FFC Family Shabbat Service TEC: Temple Etz Chaim, 900 Washington St., Franklin FFC: Franklin Federated Church, 171 Main St, Franklin

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 smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, 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 smile.amazon.com and choose "Temple Etz Chaim" (of Franklin, MA) as your charitable organization. That's it! Whenever you shop, remember to do with a smile.

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.


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Scrip Fundraising

Temple Etz Chaim Gift Card Order Form 12/2016

Total

Retailer Container Store Cinemark Theater CVS Pharmacy Dick's Sporting Goods Dressbarn Express Famous Footwear Footlocker Stores GameStop Groupon.com Gymboree Harry & David Home Depot

iTunes J Crew JC Penny Jiffy Lube JoAnn Fabrics Kohl's L.L. Bean Lands' End Lord & Taylor

$ 25 25 25 100 25 100 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 50 25 100 500 15 25 25 25 100 30 25 25 100 25 100 25 100 25

% off Qty 9.00% 4.00% 6.00% 6.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 10.00% 8.00% 9.00% 3.00% 7.00% 13.00% 12.00% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00% 5.00% 5.00% 13.00% 5.00% 5.00% 8.00% 6.00% 4.00% 4.00% 16.00% 16.00% 16.00% 16.00% 8.00%

Date:______________ Address: ___________________________ Phone:_____________________________ Email Address +Email Name: __________________________________ Check#: ______________________ Amount: ____________ Credit Card/Expdate/Cvv: _____________________ Retailer 1-800-Flowers A.C. Moore Adidas AMC Theatres(w/Loew's) American Eagle Outfitters American Girl Amazon.com

Auto Zone Banana Republic/Gap/Old Navy Barnes & Noble ($100 new) Bass Pro Shops Bath & Body Works Bed Bath & Beyond Best Buy

Bloomingdale's Brooks Brothers Build a Bear Children's Place Christmas Tree Shops Claire's Crate & Barrel

% off Qty $ 25 12.00% 25 5.00% 25 13.00% 25 8.00% 25 10.00% 25 9.00% 25 3.00% 100 3.00% 100 3.00% 25 8.00% 25 14.00% 100 14.00% 10 9.00% 25 9.00% 25 9.00% 100 9.00% 10 13.00% 25 13.00% 25 7.00% 100 7.00% 25 3.00% 100 3.00% 250 3.00% 25 12.00% 100 12.00% 25 16.00% 25 8.00% 25 12.00% 25 7.00% 10 9.00% 25 8.00% 100 8.00%

Total


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Retailer

Temple Etz Chaim Gift Card Order Form 12/2016

$ 25 100 25 500 25 100 25 25 25 25 25 25 20 25 25 25 100 25 25 25 100 250 20 25 25 100 13.00% 8.00% 2.50% 2.50% 2.50%

% off Qty 4.00% 4.00% 3.00% 4.00% 10.00% 10.00% 8.00% 4.00% 6.00% 12.00% 14.00% 8.00% 13.00% 4.00% 9.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00% 5.00% 9.00% 5.00% 5.00%

Total

50/100 50/100 50 25 50 50 25/50 100 50 50/100

4.00% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00% 3.00% 3.00%

1.50% 1.50% 1.50% 1.50% 2.00% 1.50% 2.50% 2.50% 1.50% 1.50%

% off Qty 7.00% 7.00% 3.00% 3.00% 11.00% 4% 6.00% 6.00% 2.50% 2.50% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00%

25 100 25 100 25 100

Retailer TJ Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Toys-R-Us Under Armour Ulta Walgreens Walmart Williams Sonoma Zappos.com

Gas Chevron

BP

Gulf Oil

Exxon Irving Oil Mobil

Shell Sunoco Texaco

Grocery Stop & Shop Shaw's/Star Market Whole Foods

$ 25 100 20 100 25 25 25 100 25 100 25 25 100

Date:______________ Address: ___________________________ Phone:_____________________________ Email Address +Email Name: __________________________________ Check#: ______________________ Amount: ____________ Credit Card/Expdate/Cvv: _____________________

Lowes Marathon Macy's Men's Warehouse Michaels Nordstrum/Nordstrum Rack Nike Old Navy/Gap Overstock.com Payless Shoes PetSmart Pier 1 Imports Pottery Barn/Williams Sonoma REI Regal Theatres Sears

Sephora Shutterfly Staples

Talbots Tanger Outlets Target

25 25 25 50 100

Total


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Temple Etz Chaim Gift Card Order Form

25 25 25 25 25 50 10 10 25 10 25 10 25 25 10 10 10 10 10 10 25 10 10 25 25 50 25 25 10 25 25

$ 13.00% 8.00% 8.00% 10.00% 8.00% 8.00% 12.00% 7.00% 8.00% 4.00% 8.00% 8.00% 5.00% 11.00% 10.00% 8.00% 8.00% 9.00% 10.00% 3.00% 13.00% 8.00% 3.00% 9.00% 8.00% 8.00% 13.00% 9.00% 8.00% 11.00% 9.00%

% off

Qty

Total

12/2016

Retailer

Restaurants Omaha Steaks Outback Steakhouse Panera Bread Papa Gino's Pizza P.F. Chang's Pizzeria Uno Red Robin Red Lobster Ruby Tuesdays Starbucks Subway Taco Bell TGI Friday's Pizzaria Uno Wendy's Additional Items Discover Gift Card

Visa Five Back Gift Card

25 25 10 25 10 25 25 25 25 25 25 10 25 10 10 25 25 10

$

1.25% 1.25% 1.25% 1.25% 1.25% 1.25%

11.00% 8.00% 9.00% 9.00% 10.00% 9.00% 8.00% 12.00% 9.00% 9.00% 8.00% 7.00% 7.00% 6.00% 5.00% 9.00% 12.00% 4.00%

% off

Qty

For more retailers go to WWW.GLSCRIP.COM

Make Checks Payable to Temple Etz Chaim Total Due all Columns $

50 100 250 50 100 250

Total

Name: __________________________________ Email Address + Phone:_____________________________ Email Address: ___________________________ Date:______________ Credit Card/Expdate/Cvv: _____________________ Check#: ______________________ Amount: ____________

Retailer Restaurants 99 Restaurant & Pub Acapulco Applebee's Bertucci's Bonefish Grill Boston Market Bruegger's Bagel Buffalo wild Wings Burger King Carrabas Italian California Pizza Kitchen The Cheesecake Factory Chili's Chipolte Mexican Grill Chuck E Chees's Cold Stone Creamery Cracker Barrel D'Angelo/Papa Gino's Dairy Queen Dave & Busters Domino's Dunkin' Donuts Darden Restaurants Flemings Legal Sea Foods Longhorn Steakhouse Noodles & Company Macaroni Grill Olive Garden


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 th

12/4

12/7

12/6 – A/C (7 grade)

12/11

12/14

12/13 – A/C/PC

12/18

12/21

12/20 - A/C

12/25- No School (Winter Break)

12/28– No School (Winter Break)

12/27 – No School (Winter Break)

1/1- No School (Winter Break)

1/4

1/3– A/C

1/8

1/11

1/10 –A/C/PC

1/15-- No School- MLK Day wknd

1/18

1/17– A/C

1/22

1/25

1/24 - A/C

1/29

2/1

1/31 - A/C

2/5

2/8

2/7– A/C (7th grade)

2/12

2/15

2/14– A/C/PC

2/19 – No School (February Break)

2/22– No School (February Break)

2/21 – No School (February Break)

2/26– No School (February Break)

3/1

2/28 – A/C

3/5

3/8

3/7 – A/C

3/12

3/15

3/14 – A/C/PC

3/19

3/22

3/21 - A/C

3/26

3/29

3/28– A/C

4/2

4/5

4/4– A/C/PC

4/9

4/12– No School (Passover)

4/11- No School (Passover)

4/16–No School (Passover)

4/19– No School (Spring Break)

4/18 – No School (Spring Break)

4/23– No School ((Spring Break)

4/26

4/25 – A/C

4/30

5/3 5/10 5/17– Last day of School

5/2 – A/C (7th grade)

5/7 5/14 5/21 – Last day of School

5/9– A/C/PC 5/16– A/C – 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

Kitah Gan Religious School

Grades Pre K-K

Sunday- 9:00-11:00 am

12/18 School followed by 1/22 Hanukkah Celebration 2/12 Kefiyada: 1/8 Museum Expo Event

3/5 3/26

School followed by Purim Celebration

5/7 Mitzvah Day 5/21 Last day of School


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Israel Day

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Israel Day

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TEC Photo Album

Brotherhood Football Night at Pinz

On The Chocolate Trail -Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz A full house learned about the history of the chocolate trade. Delicious home made treats were enjoyed. Thanks to the Adult Education Committee for organizing this yummy evening.

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TEC Photo Album

FROGY Junior Pinz Bowling Night

Brotherhood Poker Night

Israeli Dancing at Dean College led by Lisa Lawrence

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JFS Programs ‘Mark*’ is a curious, smart and good-humored seven year old who looks forward to a Big Brother match. He is in the second grade and says his favorite subject is art. He lives with his mom, who is dealing with chronic health challenges and who has limited family and community supports. Mark spends much of his outside-of-school time at home, watching television and playing video games. Mark says he enjoys spending time outside but doesn’t regularly have the opportunity to do it. He looks forward to going to the playground, fishing, playing soccer, baseball and visiting the zoo.

Ideal Big Brother is energetic and mature (someone in his 30s-50s would be a good fit for Mark), living in proximity to Franklin/Holliston and open to being matched to a nonJewish child. Do you or does someone you know have a few hours a month to make a huge difference in the life of another person? Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS) is in need of volunteers! JBBBS has 35 children in need of a mentor and 52 adults with disabilities on the waiting list. If your family or someone you know needs assistance in giving Hanukkah gifts to children under 13, please be in touch with Jewish Family Services of Metrowest. The program is anonymous (to all volunteer shoppers) and can help provide coats, hats, gloves, boots, clothes, toys, games and gear for families in need. To benefit from it, please contact Stephanie Rohr at srohr@jfsmw.org or (508) 875-3100, ext. 380 or Marissa Zwelling at ext. 250. All it takes is a short phone call regarding the requests and a contact number to let the family know when they can pick up the items.

For more information, contact JBBBS Community Organizer, Lily Siegel: lily@jbbbs.org; 617-558-6549. *Name changed to preserve confidentiality

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

TEC Times, December 2016  

The newsletter of Temple Etz Chaim of Franklin, MA

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