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A monthly calendar for the Temple Etz Chaim community December 2017 / 5778

Menorah Assembly and Beer Night Sunday, December 10 3:00 pm at Temple Building RSVP by December 6 $5 per person - proceeds go to buying oil, wicks and lanterns for menorah Gentlemen, it's that time again to assemble our large menorah and get ready for Hanukkah. As is our custom, once we assemble the menorah, we will enjoy some beers. Please let me that you are participating in this fun event so I know how much beer to buy. If you want to bring your own micro-brew or your favorite beer, that will work as well. Any questions and RSVP to Stewart Lipson.

Hanukkah Food & Wine Tasting

Community Menorah Lighting & Shabbat Service Friday, December 15 7:00 pm at Temple Building Join us for our community menorah lighting and Shabbat service. Be sure to bring your menorah and candles to add to the "glow!" This is a great celebration, complete with latkes! Please consider bringing a sweet treat for the Oneg! Celebrate Hanukkah as a community with your Temple family. We'd love to have your non-member family and friends join us and we'd love to send them a personal invitation! Please let Emily Berman know if you'd like us to include your guests!

Hanukkiah Contest & Party!

Saturday, December 16 6:00 pm at the home of Carl and Diane Citron $25.00 per person Join us for a cooking presentation by Chef Carl Citron and a wine tasting by Michael Bushey. RSVP is required. Go online to register. For more information contact Kathy Levine.

Sunday, December 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Medway High School 88 Summer St., Medway, MA 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? 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 and Yankee Swap Sunday, December 17 6:00 pm at Rock n’ Coal 799 S. Main St., Bellingham

Sisterhood Member: $25 Guests: $36 Not a member yet? Join that night and $11 will go towards your membership fee.

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 Jamie Sharrow by December 8th.


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The annual SCRIP fundraiser is back!

Just in time for the holidays!!

You can give a gift to your loved ones and to Temple Etz Chaim at the same time! It’s hard to believe, but Hanukkah begins December 12th! Tis the season for gift giving! You can do all your shopping and give a big gift to Temple Etz Chaim simply by using SCRIP to purchase all the gift cards you’d buy anyway! The temple earns a percentage of each and every card sold! Gift Cards are perfect for almost everything! • • • • • •

Long-distance family Employees and Coworkers Yankee Swaps or Holiday Charity Your Teacher, hairdresser, baby sitter, household help, postal worker, etc. Anyone special, but hard to buy for! YOURSELF!

You can even purchase Gift Cards for places you shop all the time like Stop & Shop, Target, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks! You get food, the temple gets a donation! SO EASY! You can order in person during Religious School drop-off and pick-up on November 12th, 19th and December 3rd. (Watch your TEC Tidbits for additional dates!) Delivery takes about a week. A limited supply of gift cards will be available for immediate purchase on these dates as well. Orders will be accepted through December 10th, to guarantee delivery for the holidays. You can also contact Emily Berman at to order or with any questions! The temple accepts cash, check or credit cards. (checks payable

to Temple Etz Chaim please!) Go to page 16 and 17 for SCRIP order forms.


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Gift Wrapping at Barnes and Noble

Santa Foundation Helping Families in Need

Now through December 24 Once again Sisterhood is organizing our annual gift wrapping fundraiser at Barnes and Noble. This is open to ANYBODY who would like to volunteer. Please go to our Sign Up Genius and help out.

Ends December 10 Please help us spread some holiday cheer this season. Click here for gift suggestions on SignUpGenius. The TEC Sisterhood is teaming up to support The Santa Foundation. Established 30 years ago, the Santa Foundation provides gifts for families in need at Christmas time. Gifts are delivered to the recipients so that they can maintain their dignity and anonymity. The hope is that at least on Christmas Day these families should be like every other family. Please drop off donations by Sunday December 10th. Drop off bins will be located at the Temple Building and at Medway High School during religious school. Please wrap and label gifts with the appropriate coding (SF#) so that the Santa Foundation can coordinate delivery. Any additional questions can be sent to Melissa Folsom.

Tot Shabbat Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak Now thru December 4 at The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat., 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 777 Elsbree St., Fall River, MA The BCC Holocaust Center and the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery present the art of Samuel Bak, Holocaust Survivor. This is free and open to the public.

Torah Study Saturday, December 2, 9, 16, 23 January 6, 13, 20, 27 8:30 - 9:30 am at Temple Etz Chaim And it begins again! Join the Rabbi in a study of Torah. No long-term commitment or knowledge of Hebrew is needed. Texts will be provided. Come for the bagels (and coffee); stay for the discussion!

Friday, December 1 6:30 pm at Temple Building Through a fun-filled, casual service of songs, stories, and a Torah parade, followed by a mini-oneg, we bring Shabbat to life for children Kindergarten and under. Siblings and other family members are also welcome to enjoy and join in the fun!

“When A Lie Is Not A Sin� An Evening with Rabbi Dennis Ross Saturday, December 2 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Temple Building The difference between truth and falsehood is often clear and simple. But when it's not, the Hebrew Bible can help. Join Rabbi Dennis Ross as he discusses his book, "When a Lie is Not a Sin". The book will be available for purchase. Please RSVP, even if it's only 30 minutes beforehand. Thanks. For more information contact Rosie Buja.


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Book Talk: The Aleppo Codex by Matti Friedman Monday, January 8 8:00 - 9:00 pm the Temple Building How did the tenth-century annotated bible known as the Aleppo Codex get from a Syrian synagogue to the new state of Israel mysteriously incomplete? Matti Friedman proposes a new theory in answer to that question. Copies of the book, in many formats, are available through the Minuteman Library Network. Coming? Just give me a heads up. RSVP to Rosie Buja!

Panera Bread Fundraiser Wednesday, January 24 6:00 am - 9:00 pm 270 Franklin Village Dr. Franklin, MA Join your friends at Panera Bread in Franklin for a wonderful meal, delicious coffee or yummy treats while supporting Temple Etz Chaim! We’ll benefit from any purchases made all day! You must present coupon. Please share! See you there! Print and Share!

Paint, Sip and Nosh Sunday, January 28 4:00 pm at Temple Building $36 per person Please join us for a paint night fundraiser featuring artist Emily Heno. Ages 13 and up are welcome. Questions? Contact Kathy Levine. Limited seating. Sign up here!

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Bad Jews Saturday, January 13 7:30 pm at Temple Sinai of Sharon 25 Canton St., Sharon "Bad Jews" is a dark comedy by Joshua Harmon. After a beloved grandfather dies, leaving a treasured piece of religious jewelry that he succeeded in hiding even from the Nazis, cousins fight over not just the family heirloom, but also their "religious faith, cultural assimilation, and even the validity of each other's romances." The show is performed by the New England Repertory Company; their previous production of "My Name is Asher Lev" was quite good. Because it would be easier to herd cats than to find a good date for everyone, just call a friend and go. Ticket prices TBA. *Performances 1/13, 1/18, and 1/20 at 7:30. Performances 1/14 and 1/21 at 3:00 For more information contact Rosie Buja.

Shabbat Shirah Friday, January 26 7:30 pm at First Universalist Society of Franklin 262 Chestnut St., Franklin Shabbat Shirah is the Shabbat at which we hear the story of the parting of the Red Sea and the Israelites journey from slavery to freedom. Join us as we celebrate with music, just as Miriam and the Israelites did. This is a special service featuring our choir and musicians. Come and get your song on!

Monthly Mah Jongg Group Calling All TEC Women!!!  Are you looking to join a Mah Jongg group?  Want to learn?  Need a refresher? Here we are!!! Sisterhood is organizing a monthly group open to ALL Temple Etz Chaim women. We will be holding a teaching class and refresher class this winter and games will start in the Spring 2018. For more information or to be part of our group contact Margot Rivelis.


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Reform Jewish Outreach

Supporting Interfaith Couples & Individuals Exploring Judaism Classes meet in Sharon and Westwood Sundays, 2:00 - 5:00 PM 13 sessions, begins February 11, 2018 with Rabbis Tom Alpert, Joseph Meszler, Micah Citrin, Karen Citrin, and Julie Zupan Join Rabbi Alpert for Introduction to Judaism this Spring. Explore a modern take on Jewish life. Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, and spirituality. Ask your questions, discover multiple perspectives, and find what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism. Introduction to Judaism is an engaging course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. Open to all, this course is designed for individuals and couples from various faith traditions and cultural backgrounds and those who have had no religious upbringing. The course is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.

Join our class where everyone and their questions are welcomed. $275/individual or $375/couple. Generous scholarships available. Interfaith couples are encouraged to take this class together. Offered by Reform Jewish Outreach Boston in partnership with Temple Sinai of Sharon, Temple Beth David (Westwood) and Temple Etz Chaim (Franklin). Supported from Combined Jewish Philanthropies. www.ReformJudaism.org/Boston ⌠617-928-0012 ⌠RJOB@urj.org


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Let’s Join 5,000 Reform Leaders at the URJ Biennial 2017 in Boston!

Leadership Development, Networking, Jewish Learning, and How-Tos to Strengthen Our Congregation Will Be Center Stage With the theme of "Reimagining Jewish Life," our congregation will join with hundreds of others from across North America at the URJ Biennial 2017 from December 6-10 in Boston, MA. And you need to be a part of it! What is the Biennial? The URJ Biennial is the largest Jewish gathering in North America. The Biennial will bring together 5,000 Reform leaders, including lay leaders, professionals, clergy, and youth leaders representing 1.5 million North American Reform Jews. Together, we’ll learn, pray, share ideas, network, celebrate, and make decisions about the future of Reform Jewish life. We’ll return to Temple Etz Chaim armed with new resources and ideas, as well as with the enthusiasm and know-how to put them to use to strengthen and enrich our spiritual home. Who should attend? Those who should plan to be with us in Boston include clergy, board members, and lay leaders at all levels, as well as synagogue professionals, youth group leaders, and anyone else interested in learning, praying, and hearing inspiring speakers. What happens at Biennial? Networking, learning, and sharing with other congregational leaders Plenaries and breakout sessions featuring renowned speakers Important discussions and debates about today’s critical issues and the direction of Reform Judaism World-class Jewish music and entertainment Inspiring worship Amazing shopping in the Biennial Exhibit Hall ...and so much more! What’s in it for our congregation? Programming tailored to us: Sessions cover a wide range of topics, offering how-tos and hands-on learning for all facets of congregational life – from membership and outreach to leadership development, from social justice to social media, and everything in between. Five intensive “tracks”: These tracks will focus on the core congregational priorities of Strengthening Congregations, Tikkun Olam (social action), Audacious Hospitality, Youth Engagement, and Transforming Texts. We can customize our Biennial experience based on our specific needs. Leadership development: Biennial is a great, cost-effective way to gain knowledge, skills, and leadership training, and to network with our peers from other congregations. Many synagogues use the Biennial as the perfect opportunity for a leadership/board retreat. Strengthening our relationships: The shared experience of Biennial offers a rare opportunity to strengthen our bonds with each other as members of one temple family. A Jewish pick-me-up: We’ll return home spiritually refreshed, more deeply connected to our Reform Movement, and full of new and creative ideas to try in our congregation. How do we sign up? You can find lots of information and register right now at www.urj.org/biennial. If we register by October 10, we’ll get the best pricing. The larger our delegation, the greater our benefits and discounts - so let's save the dates now and start making our plans. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in attending the Biennial or have any questions. Let’s send a strong delegation to Boston this December, and we will return even stronger! L’shalom, Rabbi Tom Alpert


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Shabbat Service Schedule Friday, December 1 6:30 pm at TEC

Tot Shabbat Service

Friday, December 1 7:30 pm at TEC

Erev Shabbat Service

Saturday, December 2 10:00 am at FUSF

Shabbat Service and Bar Mitzvah of Alex Heather

Friday, December 8 URJ Biennial Shabbat

Erev Shabbat Service in Boston No services will be held at our temple building.

Friday, December 15 7:00 pm at TEC

Erev Shabbat Service & Menorah Lighting

Saturday, December 16 10:00 am at FUSF

Shabbat Service and Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Winiker

Friday, December 22 7:30 pm at TEC

Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, December 29 7:30 pm at TEC

Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, January 5 7:30 pm at TEC

Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, January 12 7:30 pm at TEC

Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, January 19 7:30 pm at TEC

Erev Shabbat Service

Friday, January 26 7:30 pm at FUSF

Erev Shabbat Shirah Service

TEC: Temple Etz Chaim, 900 Washington St., Franklin FFC: Franklin Federated Church. 171 Main St., Franklin

FUSF: First Universalist Society of Franklin, 262 Chestnut St., Franklin

B’Nei Mitzvah B’Nei Mitzvah Shabbat Service 10:00 am The congregation is invited to worship as our students are called to the Torah as Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Please join the families for Kiddush following the service. Saturday, December 2 at FUSF:

Alex Heather becomes a Bar Mitzvah

Saturday, December 16 at FUSF:

Joshua Winiker becomes a Bar Mitzvah


Religious School Calendar 2017-2018/5778 School is open every date listed, unless otherwise noted Religious School

Hebrew School

Grades 1-7 Sunday- 9:00–11:30 am

Haverim Program

Grades 3-6

Grades 8-12

Wednesday- 4:00–5:30 pm

Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 pm

9/12 – Welcome to a new experience and

9/10 – First Day of School

9/13- First Day of School

9/17

9/20 - No School- Rosh Hashanah

9/24

9/27

10/1

10/4 - No School- Sukkot

Body and Soul

10/8-No School- Columbus Day wknd

10/11- No School- Simchat Torah

10/10

10/15

10/18

10/17

10/22

10/25

10/24

10/29

11/1

11/5

11/8

Media- one date subject to change

11/12

11/15

11/14

11/19

11/22- No School-Thanksgiving

11/28

11/26- No School-Thanksgiving

11/29

12/5

12/3

12/6

12/10- No School- URJ Biennial

12/13

12/17

12/20

12/24- No School (Winter Break)

12/27– No School (Winter Break)

12/31- No School (Winter Break)

1/3

1/7

1/10

1/14-- No School- MLK Day wknd

1/17

1/21

1/24

1/28

1/31

2/4

2/7

2/11

2/14

2/18 – No School (February Break)

2/21– No School (February Break)

2/25– No School (February Break)

2/28 No School (Purim)

3/4

3/7

3/11

3/14

3/18

3/21

3/25

3/28

4/1 - No School (Passover)

4/4 - No School (Passover)

4/8

4/11

4/15 – No School ((Spring Break)

4/18 – No School (Spring Break)

4/22 – No School ((Spring Break)

4/25

4/29

5/2 5/9 - Last day of School

5/6 5/11 - Last day of School Friday night service

Special Opening Day Program

12/19 Hanukkah Celebration for Haverim “Fellows”

SciTech 1/16 1/23 1/30 The Jewish Palate or Music 3/6 3/13 3/20 3/27 Passover Experience for Haverim “Fellows”

Mitzvah Day Project and Last Day Celebration Sunday 4/29 Notes: 12 sessions in all, 16 for Haverim “Fellows”, students enrolled in the yearlong program. The flow of the evening would be something like this unless we work with the presenter for something different: ½ hour Jewish connection to the topic, one hour program, 15 minute Schmooze (snack)

Please join us to honor our Confirmation Students Saturday May 19, 2018 Shavuot and Confirmation @ 7:00pm at Temple Etz Chaim


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Israel Day

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Israel Day

Savers Fundraiser

An Evening with Dr. Rachel Korazim


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Temple Etz Chaim Gala Celebration


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Temple Etz Chaim Gala Celebration


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Temple Etz Chaim Gala Celebration


SISTERHOOD 2017-2018 Annual Sisterhood Membership Form Temple Etz Chaim Sisterhood extends you a warm welcome and invites you to join our vibrant community of women this year. Please complete the information below and return this form with your payment to Temple Etz Chaim Sisterhood. LEVELS OF SUPPORT 

Miriam

(Includes Membership Dues)

$72.00

Esther

(Includes Membership Dues)

$54.00

Sarah

(Non-Temple Member)

$45.00

Rebecca

(Temple Member)

$40.00

Rachel

(70 Years Old and Up)

$25.00

Leah

(NEW: First 2 Year’s Temple Members)

FREE

Name: Home Phone:

Cell:

Address:

Email: Mail payment to: Temple Etz Chaim Sisterhood 900 Washington Street Franklin, MA 02038 If you have any questions, please contact our Sisterhood President sisterhood@temple-etzchaim.org Melissa Folsom at Sisterhood@temple-etzchaim.org


Temple Etz Chaim Gift Card Order Form Email Cell# Total % TEC % TEC Retailer Value earns! Qty Total Retailer Value earns! Qty A.C. Moore $25 5% Home Depot $25 4% Aeropostale $25 10% $100 4% Amazon.com $25 3% $500 4% $100 3% Icing (Claire's) $10 9% American Express - Use anywhere! $25 1.25% iTunes $15 5% $100 1.25% $25 5% $200 1.25% JC Penny $25 5% AMC Theatres $25 8% $100 5% American Eagle Outfitters $25 10% JoAnn Fabrics $25 6% American Girl $25 9% Kohl's $25 4% $100 9% $100 4% Athleta - New! $25 14% L.L. Bean $25 16% $100 14% $100 16% Banana Republic/Gap/Old Navy $25 14% Lands' End $25 16% $100 14% $100 16% Barnes & Noble ($100 new) $10 8% Lane Bryant - New! $25 8% $25 8% Lord & Taylor $25 8% $100 8% Lowes $25 4% Bass Pro Shops $25 9% $100 4% $100 9% $500 4% Bath & Body Works $10 13% Macy's $25 10% $25 13% $100 10% Bed Bath & Beyond $25 7% Men's Warehouse $25 8% $100 7% Michaels $25 4% Best Buy $25 4% Neiman Marcus - New! $50 12% $100 4% Nike $25 12% $250 4% Nordstrom - New! $25 8% Bloomingdale's $25 12% $100 8% $100 12% Nordstrom Rack - New! $25 6% Build a Bear $25 8% $100 6% Cabela's - New! $25 11% Old Navy/Gap $25 14% $100 11% $100 14% Christmas Tree Shops $25 7% Overstock.com $25 8% $100 7% PetSmart $25 5% Claire's $10 9% Pier 1 Imports $25 9% CVS Pharmacy $25 6% Pottery Barn/PB Kids $25 8% $100 6% $100 8% Dick's Sporting Goods $25 8% REI $25 8% $100 8% Regal Theatres $25 8% Fandango - New! $25 4% Sally Beauty Supply - New! $25 12% GameStop $25 3% Sears $25 4% Gap Factory Outlet - New! $25 14% $100 4% $100 14% $250 4% GNC - New! $25 8% Sephora $25 5% Groupon.com $25 7% Shutterfly $25 9% Guitar Center - New! $25 4% Name Check #


Retailer Staples

Value $25 $100 Target $25 $50 $100 TJ Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods $25 $100 The Container Store $25 $100 Toys-R-Us $20 $100 ULTA - New! $25 VISA - Use Anywhere! $50 $100 $250 Walgreens $25 $100 Walmart $25 $50 $100 Williams Sonoma $25 Zappos.com $25 $100 Restaurants 99 Restaurant & Pub $25 Applebee's $25 $50 Bertucci's $25 Bonefish Grill $25 $50 Boston Market $10 Bruegger's Bagel $10 Buffalo wild Wings $10 $25 Burger King $10 California Pizza Kitchen $25 The Cheesecake Factory $25 Chili's $25 $50 Chipolte Mexican Grill $10 $25 Chuck E Chees's $10 Cold Stone Creamery $10 Cracker Barrel $10 Dairy Queen $10 Dave & Busters $25

% TEC % TEC earns! Qty Total Retailer Value earns! Qty 5% Domino's $10 8% 5% $25 8% 3% Dunkin' Donuts $10 3% 3% $25 3% 3% Legal Sea Foods $25 13% 7% Longhorn Steakhouse $25 8% 7% McCormick & Schmick's - New! $25 9% 9% $100 9% 9% Morton's Steakhouse - New! $25 9% 3% $100 9% 3% Olive Garden $25 8% 4% Outback Steakhouse $25 8% 1.25% $50 8% 1.25% Panera Bread $10 9% 1.25% $25 9% 5% Papa Gino's Pizza $10 10% 5% P.F. Chang's $25 8% 3% Pizzeria Uno $25 12% 3% Red Robin $25 9% 3% Ruby Tuesdays $25 8% 8% Starbucks $10 7% 8% $25 7% 8% Subway $10 6% $50 6% 13% Taco Bell $10 5% 8% Texas Roadhouse - New! $25 8% 8% TGI Friday's $25 9% 10% Uno's Pizzaria $25 12% 8% Wendy's $10 4% 8% Yard House $25 9% 12% Gas 7% BP 50/100 2% 8% Exxon 50/250 2% 8% Gulf Oil $25 2% 4% Mobil 50/250 2% 8% Shell 25/50 3% 5% $100 3% 11% Sunoco 50/250 2% 11% Grocery 10% Stop & Shop $25 4% 10% $50 4% 8% $100 4% 8% Shaw's/Star Market $25 4% 9% $100 4% 3% Whole Foods $25 3% 13% $100 3%


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Donations

Amazon Smile

General Fund In honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Alex Heather by Hana and Peter Berman If you’d like to make a donation in memory or honor of somebody or just to support us, please contact us.

Stay Connected

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.

Cardboard Recycling Program

Temple Etz Chaim Website Temple Etz Chaim Facebook Temple Etz Chaim Sisterhood Facebook Temple Etz Chaim LinkedIn

Ink/Toner Cartridge Recycling

TEC has a new recycling program that will earn us $$$. American Paper Recycling is a program that not only helps with our recycling efforts but also earns us money. Drop off your paper/ cardboard in the recycling bin outside our temple building. Go online to learn more. Questions? Contact Adrianne.

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.

Contact Us Temple Etz Chaim 900 Washington Street, Franklin, MA, 02038 508-528-5337 Rabbi Thomas Alpert: Adam Cutler, President: Hana Berman, Director of Education: Audrey Venooker, Bookkeeper: Adrianne Castro, Office Administrator: Brotherhood: Communications & Publicity: Early Childhood: Membership: Sisterhood: Synagogue Life: TEC Facebook: TEC Times/TEC Tidbits: Webmaster:

rabbi.alpert@temple-etzchaim.org president@temple-etzchaim.org directorofeducation@temple-etzchaim.org bookkeeper@temple-etzchaim.org admin@temple-etzchaim.org brotherhood@temple-etzchaim.org publicity@temple-etzchaim.org earlychildhood@temple-etzchaim.org membership@temple-etzchaim.org sisterhood@temple-etzchaim.org synagoguelife@temple-etzchaim.org lisalipson@comcast.net tectimes@temple-etzchaim.org webmaster@temple-etzchaim.org


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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.

Ideal Big Brother is energetic and mature , living in proximity to Franklin/Holliston and open to being matched to a non-Jewish 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. For more information, contact JBBBS Community Organizer, Lily Siegel: lily@jbbbs.org; 617-558-6549.

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC) is a skilled nursing facility and licensed hospital that provides long-term care in Boston and Dedham. The Volunteer Services Department at Dedham as well as Boston is always looking for adults and students interested in giving a little of their time to our residents. If you are interested, please contact us at 781-234-9350 (Dedham) or 617-363-8421 (Boston). You can also visit our website, www.hebrewseniorlife.org and go to the Volunteer tab to learn more about our volunteer requirements and some of our volunteer opportunities.

TEC Times, December 2017  

The newsletter of Temple Etz Chaim of Franklin, MA

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