Shabbat Potluck Dinner
Friday, August 21 at 6:30 PM followed by Shabbat Services at 7:30pm
Bring a dish to share! (no pork or shellfish please)
Share this Shabbat with your TES family!
Thanks to Cindy Kalish for hosting!
Saturday, August 29 beginning at 4:30 PM
- softball game in the field begins at 4:30 PM
- BBQ begins at 6:00 PM
- Stay to enjoy the music of Olde 'Nuf to Know Better
- Come and meet new people and relax with old friends
- Dress is very casual (shorts, jeans)
- Hamburgers & kosher hot dogs will provided along with veggie burgers
Please bring a side dish or dessert.
High Holy Day Volunteer Choir
Inspire our Congregation through Music on the High Holy Days
Leading music for a congregation is a sacred honor. On the High Holy Days especially, when people
are eager to be lifted and inspired, the beautiful voices and neshamot (spirits) of their friends are just the right touch.
Join Cantor Rachel in learning new music, new techniques, and refreshing your favorites.
If you are interested, please be in touch with the office (508-755-1257) or
Rehearsal Schedule - Mondays, 7:00pm
(You can still join even if you cannot attend all rehearsals.)
July 13, 27
August 3, 17, 31
Final Rehearsals before Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur: TBD
New High Holy Day Prayer Books
The books have arrived! They may be picked up in the office beginning on August 3 from 9am-3pm on Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri. There is still time to order if you haven't already. See the form below.
This fall, as the Jewish time for repentance, remembrance, and forgiveness arrives, TES will begin to use a brand new machzor, the special prayer book for the high holy days, published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the rabbinic arm of Reform Judaism. Hundreds of these new books, Mishkan HaNefesh (Sanctuary of the Soul), in a two volume set, are being purchased for our congregation's use. Click HERE to learn more about the books.
Some congregants may prefer to own their own books, to bring with them to services and to keep as a year round reference in their personal or family library. And in Jewish tradition many people find it meaningful to dedicate a prayer book in honor or memory of a loved one. Consequently TES is offering two different opportunities for congregants to contribute to our new prayerful resources. For a donation of $36 per set, you may have a dedication label in honor or in memory of someone, affixed to the inside cover of a 2-volume set that will remain with the congregation. In addition, for a donation of $72 per set, congregants may purchase a 2-volume set similarly labeled for their personal use and have another set of books that remain with the congregation dedicated with similar labels.
To make your donation, click HERE to download a form, or call the Temple office to request a form.
We can't think of a better way to start the new Jewish year then with a contribution that so honors or memorializes a special person or people in your life. Please consider this opportunity.
If, when you are traveling/vacationing this summer, you attend Shabbat Services in a different place, either in a synagogue, a Jewish camp, or a chavurah, would you consider taking the time to complete a short questionnaire about your experience?
In an effort to create engaging and meaningful worship at TES, your Worship Committee and your clergy are eager to hear about your experiences.
Click HERE for the questionnaire
Click below to see the video from Torah Trek 2015!
Click HERE to read the recent article about Rabbi Valerie,
published in the Worcester Telegram on November 10.