בס״ד

Over the next few days, we’ll conclude the holidays of the month of Tishre: Rosh haShannah, Yom Kippur, the week of Sukkot, and Shemini ‘Atzeret/Simhat Torah. These holidays combine celebration, reflection, joy, and solemnity, each in its own way and in its own balance. After Yom Kippur, the element of celebration crescendos until peaking with the singing and dancing of Simhat Torah, the culmination of our yearly study of Torah.

And then we find ourselves at the beginning again. The holidays end. The harvest completes. We return to the portion of Bereshit, the creation of the world. We enter the month of Heshvan, one of the few “down times” of our very full Jewish calendar. This time of year, with its shortening days, increasing darkness, and sense of calm, is a special opportunity to turn inward, to listen carefully to the wishes and hopes that, God willing, will shape the coming year.

Unlike the Jewish calendar and the cycles of nature, the modern world, with its incessant noise, distraction, and advertising, does not encourage us to reflect, to be quiet, or to listen in stillness. But our ability to do so greatly influences our capacity to receive the renewal and blessing that we have so diligently prayed and prepared for. May we each have the courage and dedication to listen to our most sacred desires and have the patience to delicately hold them through the weeks and months ahead.

Wishing you a final Hag Sameah (Happy Holiday) for the season,

Rabbi Zehavi

 

 

Service Times:

Fridays: 6:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:30 am

Thursdays: 7:15 Morning Minyan

 

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times   

Friday, Oct.   5  – 6:00pm  

Friday, Oct. 12  – 5:48pm  

Friday, Oct. 19  – 5:37pm           

Friday, Oct. 26  – 5:26pm

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Happy Birthday to

Jayde Levine and Sarah Messing!

 

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Congregation Agudat Achim is updating our committees:

BUILDING COMMITTEE,    BY-LAWS COMMITTEE,    &  RENTAL COMMITTEE

If you would like to join, please contact the synagogue.

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We are making a phone list for those who do not receive our emails:

If you would like me to notify you of scheduling changes via phone, please call the office.   978-534-6121

(If you are not on our email list and would like to be, please email office@agudat-achim.org and let me know!)

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(We have many pairs of prescription glasses in the lost and found in the lobby. If you are missing your glasses, please check the lost and found!)

I will be donating unclaimed glasses next month.

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Thank you to everyone who has submitted their membership pledge forms!

If you haven’t sent back your form yet, please return it to Sarah Jane in the office as soon as possible. Thank you!

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We still have L’Shana Tova Books!

If you haven’t picked yours up yet, please stop by the office, or give us a call to make arrangements.

(978) 534-6121

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RUMMAGE SALE 2019 !

 

Sunday, November 4th, 8 a.m. to 12 noon

 

Volunteers needed for: 

  • set-up during the 2 weeks before, 
  • during the Sale (Nov. 4, 8:00-12:00), 
  • and break-down on Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Please contact Rachel Carter

rachelalli@comcast.net  978-852-3536

 

DONATIONS TO THE RUMMAGE SALE:

WE LOVE

WINTER clothing and accessories for children and adults

Housewares, home goods, décor, contemporary kitchen gadgets

Holiday items – all holidays

Toys, games, and stuffed animals that are NEW or LIKE NEW

SMALL pieces of furniture o.k. IF you will bring it home in case it does not sell!

 

PLEASE NO

Books for children or adults, EXCEPT FOR cookbooks that are 5 years young or younger

Summer clothing or accessories

Old and/or dirty toys, games, and stuffed animals

Electronics, outdated kitchen gadgets, antiquated small appliances

Travel mugs, sippy cups, baby bottles

Albums, cassette tapes, CDs, video tapes, or DVDs

 

** if YOU think it might be trash, then it IS trash**

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CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER 2018

Thursday, October 4:   Morning Minyan 7:15am

Friday, October 5:   Kabbalat Shabbat 6:00pm

Saturday, October 6:    Shabbat Service 9:30am

Sunday, October 7:      No Religious School

Monday, October 8:     Executive Board Meeting 7:00am

                                           Board Meeting 7:30pm

                                           Office Closed

Thursday, October 11:          Morning Minyan 7:15am

Friday, October 12:      Kabbalat Shabbat 6:00pm

Saturday, October 13:  Shabbat Service 9:30am

Thursday, October 18: Morning Minyan 7:15am

Friday, October 19:      Kabbalat Shabbat 6:00pm

Saturday, October 20:  Shabbat Service 9:30am

                                  Oliver Steven’s Bar Mitzvh

Thursday, October 25:          Morning Minyan 7:15am

Friday, October 26:      Kabbalat Shabbat 6:00pm

Saturday, October 27:         Shabbat Service 9:30am

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THE JOSEPH C. FOSTER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

CALENDAR FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019

 

Classes are held Sunday 9:00-12:00pm and Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm

 

IMPORTANT EVENTS:

2018

Sun, Sept. 16        Classes Begin

Tues, Sept. 25      Pizza in the Hut

Sun, Dec. 9           Hanukkah Party

2019

Tue, Jan. 22            Tu B’Shevat Seder

Fri, May 10             Closing Exercises

 

NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CLASSES:

2018

Tues, Sept. 18      Yom Kippur

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Sun, Oct. 7        Columbus Day wkd

Tues, Nov. 20       LPS ½ Day

Sun, Dec. 23          School Vacation

Tues, Dec. 25        School Vacation

Sun, Dec. 30          School Vacation

2019

Tues, Jan.1             School Vacation

Sun, Jan. 20            MLK Day wkd

Sun, Feb. 17           Winter Vacation

Tues, Feb. 19         Winter Vacation

Sun, Apr. 14           Spring Vacation

Tues, Apr. 16         Spring Vacation

Sun, Apr. 21           Spring Vacation

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“Yahrzeits for October 2018”

Oct 1-6:  Leonard Bernhardt, Rabbi Samuel Freilich, Lena Freshman, Philip Fiegar, Morris Goldman, Natalie Goldstein, Jacob Krevoruck, Betty Levine, Irving Lew, Morris Ross, Rabbi Harold Roth, Sally Rottenberg, Fay Scharmett, Milton Sharpe, Stanley Tharler, Arthur Weedon, Gladys (Friedson) Zack, Harvey Zais, Mae Zais

 

Oct 8-13: Sidney Ansin, Irwin Cohn, Mary D’Antonio, Benjamin Flaum, Ruth Hess, David Kreiger, Sarah Richman, Ann Smith, Samuel Tharler, Max Ungar, G. Daniel Weinstein, Samuel Zack

 

Oct 14-20: Joseph Argoff, Bernard “Bud” Berkowitz, Israel Britton, Irving Cohen, Anne Elkins, Myron Freeman, Belle Gabel, Reva Goldberg, Louis Jacobs, Marilyn Jaffe, Irving Kalfus, Gert Katz, Minnie Claman King, Morris Ligom, Howard Miller, Dora Poppel, Edith Rosin, Max Sarkin, Jack Smith, Jacob Spound, Esther Tall, Judith Tieger, Israel Jacob Weinstein, Sidney Zerinsky

 

Oct 21-31: Samuel Aronoff, Benjamin Bass, Dorothy Casper, Richard Davis, Ida Fashing, Flora Fergenson, Louis Flaum, Joseph C. Foster, Simon Friedman, Harry Glick, Rose Glick, Helen Herman, Harry Katz, Clara Klein, Gloria Krumholz, Ethel Miller, Helene Portnoy, Marjorie Smith Rand, Greta Rittenburg, Goldie Rosenbloom, Phil Ross, Doris Schwartz, Sadie Smith, Simon Tonkin, Lillian Wein, Ethel Weiskott, Henry Wolfson

 

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