When: Saturday, February 18th
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Where: TBS Social Hall
The new TBS Adult Study Group will meet for the first time this Saturday morning, February 18th. We'll study a bit of this week's Torah portion (no preparation necessary), following which we'll select a convenient time for future meetings and gather suggestions for topics of study.
The Learning Council's goal is to foster co-operative and participatory adult Jewish learning, with each person able to join in as time and interest permits without the commitment involved in signing up for formal courses. The group's members will select our subjects and develop our format, to include all aspects of Jewish life, prayer, and culture.
Several TBS members attended the JECC annual meeting this past Sunday to see our own Jean Beasley honored for the National Grinspoon Award For Excellence in Jewish Education. This recognition is given to a Cleveland educator to honor their impact on Jewish children. As a past winner of the Libbie L. Braverman Award, Jean was nominated by the Awards Committee. Here is what the program from the event said: The 2015 award recipient of the Libbie L. Braverman Award, Jean Beasley teaches a combined kindergarten and 1st grade class at Temple Beth Shalom. As a dedicated member of the synagogue and a master educator, she creates substantive hands-on Judaic studies lessons that uniquely utilize children’s literature, drama, cooking and art. Jean is described as possessing a “gentle, child-centered guidance and strong content focus.” She is an educator who is “innovative and creative and a lifelong learner herself.” Jean inspires all with her enthusiasm and passion for Jewish learning, children and quality education. It is no wonder that Jean has been a role model and source of nourishment and strength for her students’ families, and her fellow congregants at Temple Beth Shalom.
Mazel tov to Jean!
As you are aware by now, you can pay your membership dues, Religious School fees, and make donations on our website. You can use your PayPal account or a credit/debit card. It’s easy, quick, and your payment will be recorded immediately. The temple never receives your personal credit card information.
Go to: www.tbshudson.org
Click on: Dues/Fees/Donations
Follow the instructions. Be sure to include your family name and whether you are paying an invoice (include the invoice number), registering for an event, or are making a donation. If you want to make a donation to a specific fund please be sure to indicate that fund with your payment instructions. There is a list of funds on the payment information page. Also, if your donation is in honor of or in memory of someone please be sure to indicate that as well. You can also make an unrestricted donation and your gift will be used where it is most needed.
Of course, you can still make payments by check. Make your check payable to Temple Beth Shalom and mail to P.O. Box 2230, Hudson, OH 44236.
While you’re shopping online, here’s an easy fundraiser to help Temple Beth Shalom. If you regularly shop on Amazon (and who doesn’t), please note that Amazon donates .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to TBS. It’s the same products you normally purchase, the same prices, and the same service. There is no cost to you. It is the same account you normally use at www.amazon.com, with your same preferences, etc. To sign up go to www.smile.amazon.com. On your first visit you will select as your charitable organization – Temple Beth Shalom of Hudson Ohio. (There are many Temple Beth Shalom’s; be sure to select ours in Hudson.) While you are shopping you will know if a product is an eligible product if it says “Eligible for AmazonSmile Donation” on the product detail page. Continue to sign in at www.smile.amazon.com.
Please join us for the first Tot Shabbat of 2017 this Friday, January 6, at 6:30 p.m. Let’s ring in the new year with lots of music — instruments will be provided, or bring your own! — stories, prayer and laughter. Tot Shabbat is designed for children ages 0-5 and their families (including older siblings), but all are welcome. A kid-friendly Oneg Shabbat will follow services.
Please note that the Gesher class potluck dinner originally scheduled for this Friday has been postponed. The next Family First Fridays potluck dinner will be hosted by the 2-3 grade class on February 3.