Calendar of Events

December 2021

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  • Religious School

    Religious School

    December 1, 2021  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Religious School for Kitah Gimmel/Dalet, Kitah Hey, Kitah Vav, and Kitah Zayin. Volunteers needed to help with snack and occasional other tasks. Contact Director Andrea Katz, rsdirector@templeshalommedford.org or Religious School Committee Chair Judy Rabinowitz for more information.

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  • Chanukah: 4 Candles

    Chanukah: 4 Candles

    December 1, 2021  4:44 pm - 4:44 pm
    Medford

    Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication. Also known as the Festival of Lights

    Torah: Numbers 7:24-35

    https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/chanukah-2021?utm_source=ical&utm_medium=icalendar&utm_campaign=ical-medford

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  • Minyan

    Minyan

    December 1, 2021  7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join our Hybrid Weekday Minyan on Zoom or outdoors in person weather-permitting.In person RSVP to minyan@templeshalommedford.org. Observe this traditional mitzvah for a moment of sacredness in your hectic week, or to help those in mourning or observing a yarhzeit.

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  • Chanukah: 5 Candles

    Chanukah: 5 Candles

    December 2, 2021  4:44 pm - 4:44 pm
    Medford

    Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication. Also known as the Festival of Lights

    Torah: Numbers 7:30-41

    https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/chanukah-2021?utm_source=ical&utm_medium=icalendar&utm_campaign=ical-medford

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  • Candle lighting

    Candle lighting

    December 3, 2021  3:54 pm - 3:54 pm
    Medford

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  • Chanukah: 6 Candles

    Chanukah: 6 Candles

    December 3, 2021  3:54 pm - 3:54 pm
    Medford

    Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication. Also known as the Festival of Lights

    Torah: Numbers 7:36-47

    https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/chanukah-2021?utm_source=ical&utm_medium=icalendar&utm_campaign=ical-medford

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  • Kabbalat Shabbat

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    December 3, 2021  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join your Temple Shalom community for Kabbalat Shabbat to celebrate the start of Shabbat.

    "The seventh day is like a palace in time with a kingdom for all." 
         -Abraham Joshua Heschel,  The Sabbath

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  • Rosh Chodesh Tevet

    Rosh Chodesh Tevet

    December 4, 2021

    Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar. Tevet (טֵבֵת) is the 10th month of the Hebrew year, has 29 days, and corresponds to December or January on the Gregorian calendar. רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ, transliterated Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh, is a minor holiday that occurs at the beginning of every month in the Hebrew calendar. It is marked by the birth of a new moon

    Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7

    https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/rosh-chodesh-tevet-2021?utm_source=ical&utm_medium=icalendar&utm_campaign=ical-medford

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  • Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat Morning Service

    December 4, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join with your fellow congregants in celebration of Shabbat.  Hear the reading of the Torah and recite the prayers and blessings of our people.

    “What is the Sabbath? Spirit in the form of time. With our bodies we belong to space; our spirit, our souls, soar to eternity, aspire to the holy. The Sabbath is an ascent to the summit.” 
               –Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

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  • Chanukah: 7 Candles

    Chanukah: 7 Candles

    December 4, 2021  5:02 pm - 5:02 pm
    Medford

    Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication. Also known as the Festival of Lights

    Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7

    https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/chanukah-2021?utm_source=ical&utm_medium=icalendar&utm_campaign=ical-medford

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  • Havdalah (50 min)

    Havdalah (50 min)

    December 4, 2021  5:02 pm - 5:02 pm
    Medford

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  • Rosh Chodesh Tevet

    Rosh Chodesh Tevet

    December 5, 2021

    Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar. Tevet (טֵבֵת) is the 10th month of the Hebrew year, has 29 days, and corresponds to December or January on the Gregorian calendar. רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ, transliterated Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh, is a minor holiday that occurs at the beginning of every month in the Hebrew calendar. It is marked by the birth of a new moon

    https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/rosh-chodesh-tevet-2021?utm_source=ical&utm_medium=icalendar&utm_campaign=ical-medford

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  • Religious School

    Religious School

    December 5, 2021  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Religious School for all classes! Bring your students for class and stick around yourself to meet and schmooze with other school parents, volunteer in the school, work with the House Committee, Craft & Connect, play American Mah Jongg, join Sunday morning Minyan (monthly) and more!

    Contact Judy Rabinowitz to volunteer in the Religious School. 
    Contact Seth Kaufman, Chair of the House Committee, to help with projects around our buildings.

    See the TSM Bulletin for information and rsvp details on social activities and Sunday Minyan! https://templeshalommedford.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/october_2021.pdf

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  • Hanukkah Party

    Hanukkah Party

    December 5, 2021  11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    See link for all the details.
    Our annual Hanukkah 🕎 Party, just toned down for Covid!  There will be games, crafts, competitive dreidel, menorah making (of course!) and the opportunity to actually make a dreidel, dreidel, dreidel 🎶 out of clay!

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  • Chanukah: 8 Candles

    Chanukah: 8 Candles

    December 5, 2021  4:43 pm - 4:43 pm
    Medford

    Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication. Also known as the Festival of Lights

    Torah: Numbers 28:1-15, 7:48-53

    https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/chanukah-2021?utm_source=ical&utm_medium=icalendar&utm_campaign=ical-medford

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  • TSTI

    TSTI

    December 5, 2021  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    The Temple Shalom Teen Initiative is a new program for teens. There are two parts. The first part is the Hebrew College Prozdor Teen Open Circle program, designed to bring inspiring, educational, thought provoking courses to our teens. The second part is monthly social meetings with discussions on topics of interest and work on social action projects.

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  • Chanukah: 8th Day

    Chanukah: 8th Day

    December 6, 2021

    Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication. Also known as the Festival of Lights

    Torah: Numbers 7:54-8:4

    https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/chanukah-2021?utm_source=ical&utm_medium=icalendar&utm_campaign=ical-medford

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  • Mah Jongg

    Mah Jongg

    December 7, 2021  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Come play American Mah Jongg at Temple Shalom. We are finally able to play in person again. All are welcome whether you've never played before, you need a refresher or compete regularly in tournaments! We will happily guide you through the game as needed. No betting, no pressure! We play a friendly game and you will have fun!
    Contact Marcia Delatizky with RSVPs and any questions!

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  • Religious School

    Religious School

    December 8, 2021  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Religious School for Kitah Gimmel/Dalet, Kitah Hey, Kitah Vav, and Kitah Zayin. Volunteers needed to help with snack and occasional other tasks. Contact Director Andrea Katz, rsdirector@templeshalommedford.org or Religious School Committee Chair Judy Rabinowitz for more information.

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  • Minyan

    Minyan

    December 8, 2021  7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join our Hybrid Weekday Minyan on Zoom or outdoors in person weather-permitting.In person RSVP to minyan@templeshalommedford.org. Observe this traditional mitzvah for a moment of sacredness in your hectic week, or to help those in mourning or observing a yarhzeit.

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  • Candle lighting

    Candle lighting

    December 10, 2021  3:53 pm - 3:53 pm
    Medford

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  • Kabbalat Shabbat

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    December 10, 2021  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join your Temple Shalom community for Kabbalat Shabbat to celebrate the start of Shabbat.

    "The seventh day is like a palace in time with a kingdom for all." 
         -Abraham Joshua Heschel,  The Sabbath

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  • Junior Congregation

    Junior Congregation

    December 11, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Junior Congregation    Ages 8+ 
    An opportunity for the kids to run the service, take out a special Torah, recite the blessings, learn the melodies, and act out the weekly parsha.

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  • Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat Morning Service

    December 11, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join with your fellow congregants in celebration of Shabbat.  Hear the reading of the Torah and recite the prayers and blessings of our people.

    “What is the Sabbath? Spirit in the form of time. With our bodies we belong to space; our spirit, our souls, soar to eternity, aspire to the holy. The Sabbath is an ascent to the summit.” 
               –Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

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  • Shabbat Yeladim

    Shabbat Yeladim

    December 11, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Shabbat Yeladim   Ages 6 to 8
     A fun introduction to Shabbat morning services for children aged 6 to 8 years old. We include prayers, stories and songs, and encourage all of the kids to get involved. 

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  • Tot Shabbat

    Tot Shabbat

    December 11, 2021  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Tot Shabbat  for ages 0-6
    Introduce your child to the joy of Shabbat in a relaxed and fun atmosphere with kid-friendly prayer, songs, puppets, stories and a special Shabbat craft. 

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  • Havdalah (50 min)

    Havdalah (50 min)

    December 11, 2021  5:02 pm - 5:02 pm
    Medford

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  • Morning Minyan

    Morning Minyan

    December 12, 2021  9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Join us monthly for Morning Minyan. Learn how to put on tefillin if you don’t already know how. Start the new week with a little mitzvah.

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  • Religious School

    Religious School

    December 12, 2021  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Religious School for all classes! Bring your students for class and stick around yourself to meet and schmooze with other school parents, volunteer in the school, work with the House Committee, Craft & Connect, play American Mah Jongg, join Sunday morning Minyan (monthly) and more!

    Contact Judy Rabinowitz to volunteer in the Religious School. 
    Contact Seth Kaufman, Chair of the House Committee, to help with projects around our buildings.

    See the TSM Bulletin for information and rsvp details on social activities and Sunday Minyan! https://templeshalommedford.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/october_2021.pdf

    See more details

  • Schmooze on the Move

    Schmooze on the Move

    December 12, 2021  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Join us for a walk and talk on Sunday morning led by members of the Adult Ed Committee.

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  • TSTI

    TSTI

    December 12, 2021  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Mah Jongg

    Mah Jongg

    December 14, 2021  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Come play American Mah Jongg at Temple Shalom. We are finally able to play in person again. All are welcome whether you've never played before, you need a refresher or compete regularly in tournaments! We will happily guide you through the game as needed. No betting, no pressure! We play a friendly game and you will have fun!
    Contact Marcia Delatizky with RSVPs and any questions!

    See more details

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  • Religious School

    Religious School

    December 15, 2021  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Religious School for Kitah Gimmel/Dalet, Kitah Hey, Kitah Vav, and Kitah Zayin. Volunteers needed to help with snack and occasional other tasks. Contact Director Andrea Katz, rsdirector@templeshalommedford.org or Religious School Committee Chair Judy Rabinowitz for more information.

    See more details

  • Minyan

    Minyan

    December 15, 2021  7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join our Hybrid Weekday Minyan on Zoom or outdoors in person weather-permitting.In person RSVP to minyan@templeshalommedford.org. Observe this traditional mitzvah for a moment of sacredness in your hectic week, or to help those in mourning or observing a yarhzeit.

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  • Cantor's Class

    Cantor's Class

    December 15, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    A monthly class led by Cantor Howard Stern covering a wide variety of topics that spark lively discussions.
    Topics are announced by email. This description will be updated, when details are known, as time permits.

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  • Board of Director's Meeting

    Board of Director's Meeting

    December 16, 2021  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Temple Shalom Board of Directors meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday (except when there is a conflict with a holiday).
    If you have anything to share with the Board of Directors, contact Temple President, Gisele Ellis, at president@templeshalommedford.org.
    Link to view the Board meeting minutes and agendas:   https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NBzR20A0LinsIYRqQevxv-JyZOK3Okpt?usp=sharing

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  • Candle lighting

    Candle lighting

    December 17, 2021  3:55 pm - 3:55 pm
    Medford

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  • Shabbat Mishpacha/New Member Shabbat

    Shabbat Mishpacha/New Member Shabbat

    December 17, 2021  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Shabbat Mishpacha is a family service offered monthly. This month the service will be lead by students in Kitah Gimmel/Dalet. Join us to see how much our children are learning! Religious School students of all ages are encouraged to attend.
    This is also our annual New Member Shabbat! Join us in welcoming new members and families who have joined in the past year.

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  • Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat Morning Service

    December 18, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join with your fellow congregants in celebration of Shabbat.  Hear the reading of the Torah and recite the prayers and blessings of our people.

    “What is the Sabbath? Spirit in the form of time. With our bodies we belong to space; our spirit, our souls, soar to eternity, aspire to the holy. The Sabbath is an ascent to the summit.” 
               –Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

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  • Havdalah (50 min)

    Havdalah (50 min)

    December 18, 2021  5:03 pm - 5:03 pm
    Medford

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  • Mah Jongg

    Mah Jongg

    December 21, 2021  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Come play American Mah Jongg at Temple Shalom. We are finally able to play in person again. All are welcome whether you've never played before, you need a refresher or compete regularly in tournaments! We will happily guide you through the game as needed. No betting, no pressure! We play a friendly game and you will have fun!
    Contact Marcia Delatizky with RSVPs and any questions!

    See more details

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  • Minyan

    Minyan

    December 22, 2021  7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join our Hybrid Weekday Minyan on Zoom or outdoors in person weather-permitting.In person RSVP to minyan@templeshalommedford.org. Observe this traditional mitzvah for a moment of sacredness in your hectic week, or to help those in mourning or observing a yarhzeit.

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  • Candle lighting

    Candle lighting

    December 24, 2021  3:58 pm - 3:58 pm
    Medford

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  • Kabbalat Shabbat

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    December 24, 2021  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join your Temple Shalom community for Kabbalat Shabbat to celebrate the start of Shabbat.

    "The seventh day is like a palace in time with a kingdom for all." 
         -Abraham Joshua Heschel,  The Sabbath

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  • Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat Morning Service

    December 25, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join with your fellow congregants in celebration of Shabbat.  Hear the reading of the Torah and recite the prayers and blessings of our people.

    “What is the Sabbath? Spirit in the form of time. With our bodies we belong to space; our spirit, our souls, soar to eternity, aspire to the holy. The Sabbath is an ascent to the summit.” 
               –Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

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  • Havdalah (50 min)

    Havdalah (50 min)

    December 25, 2021  5:07 pm - 5:07 pm
    Medford

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  • Mah Jongg

    Mah Jongg

    December 28, 2021  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Come play American Mah Jongg at Temple Shalom. We are finally able to play in person again. All are welcome whether you've never played before, you need a refresher or compete regularly in tournaments! We will happily guide you through the game as needed. No betting, no pressure! We play a friendly game and you will have fun!
    Contact Marcia Delatizky with RSVPs and any questions!

    See more details

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  • Minyan

    Minyan

    December 29, 2021  7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join our Hybrid Weekday Minyan on Zoom or outdoors in person weather-permitting.In person RSVP to minyan@templeshalommedford.org. Observe this traditional mitzvah for a moment of sacredness in your hectic week, or to help those in mourning or observing a yarhzeit.

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  • Candle lighting

    Candle lighting

    December 31, 2021  4:03 pm - 4:03 pm
    Medford

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  • Kabbalat Shabbat

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    December 31, 2021  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join your Temple Shalom community for Kabbalat Shabbat to celebrate the start of Shabbat.

    "The seventh day is like a palace in time with a kingdom for all." 
         -Abraham Joshua Heschel,  The Sabbath

    See more details

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