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TBS High Holiday schedule 5782/2021

Click here for the full schedule of services & events. Chag sameach!

Ark open with Torahs in holiday white dress

!לשנה טובה ומתוקה

Wishing you and yours a shana tovah umetukah ~ a good and sweet New Year!

Sukkot Season Events & Information

Friends, 

Please note  that we are continuing to be in conversation with public health experts. We appreciate your flexibility in advance as we respond together to any changes in COVID-19 guidance. See Current COVID Policies, below.

With that, here is what's coming up for Sukkot! 

In addition to the events listed below, the Tremont Street Shul sukkah will be open most weeknights after 5:45 p.m. and on the weekend, so you can bring your own meals and eat there. Schedule available here.

1. Alef-Bet Pizza in the Hut
Monday 9/20 at 12:30pm
Tremont Street Shul courtyard

The Alef-Bet children will be making decorations for the Tremont Street Shul Sukkah. Come and help your children hang their artwork, beginning at the 12:30 pm pickup time, and enjoy a pre-Sukkot social moment with other Alef-Bet families. We will have Pizza, beverages and everything ready for hanging art. Hosted by the Tremont Street Shul and Alef Bet Childcare.
RSVP to programs@tremontstreetshul.org

2. Erev Sukkot Potluck—dairy
Monday 9/20, 7pm

Join us for our annual dairy potluck meal in the Tremont Street Shul sukkah.
Bring a dairy/pareve dish to share, either from your kosher kitchen or prepackaged with a hechsher (kosher symbol). There is no fee, but we require registrations. Register here under the tab for Sukkot Potlucks. Capacity is limited this year and masks are required when not eating. It’s a COVID thing.

3. Scotch and Sliders in the Sukkah
Thursday 9/23, 7pm

Join us for a fabulous Sukkot evening at the home of Josef Messer! You'll have an opportunity to try several new scotches and sliders.  Click here for registration (required). 

4. Shabbat Potluck—dairy
Friday 9/24, 7:30pm

Join us for our annual Shabbat Sukkot potluck in the Tremont Street Shul sukkah. Dinner follows Partnership services held indoors at TBS at 6:45 pm. Bring a dairy/pareve dish to share, either from your kosher kitchen or prepackaged with a hechsher (kosher symbol). There is no fee, but we require registrations. Capacity is limited. Register here, under the tab for Sukkot Potlucks.

5. Board Games in the Sukkah
Saturday, 9/25 at 5pm

Havdalah and board games, what could be better?! Bring your favorite games or come to learn some new ones. Masks are required.

6. Edible Sukkahs: Tasty and tiny
Sunday, 9/26, 10am – 11am, via ZOOM

Building a sukkah should always be a treat! We’ll share a list of supplies to have on hand to make your very own delicious and miniature sukkah. Sweet or savory, the options are endless. Ages 0-120! Register here and see below for recommended supplies.

Walls Graham cracker
wheat crackers
Glue or supports Marshmallow Fluff,
Peanut butter,
Cream cheese,
Melted chocolate, or
Frosting/Royal icing,
Apples (can be cut to be a
base/support)
Skach

Pretzel rods (short or long),
Twizzlers,
Spearmint candy leaves,
Herbs (mint, rosemary, thyme,
chives)

Decoration Skittles,
M and m,
Cookies,
Dried fruit,
Cereal
Candy corn
Building surface Plate
Cutting board
Other tools Knife
Spatula
piping bag
lego or toys that can pose in the
sukkah

Miniature confectionary Sukkot

7.New Member Sukkah Supper
Sunday, 9/26 6:30pm

We’re so honored to have many new members join the TBS community this and every year. New members: please be our guests at a festive catered meal in the Shul sukkah. If you’ve joined in the last year you should receive an email before Sukkot begins. Please contact jmsmith [at] brandeis.edu if you haven’t gotten one. 

There is no fee for new members to attend, but we require registration as capacity is limited and we want to have plenty of food. And…COVID-19.

8. Erev Simchat Torah, Tuesday evening, 9/28

9. Tuesday Talmud 
The TBS Talmud class will resume after Simchat Torah. Click here for dates.

 

Recorded High Holiday Services

Our 5782 indoor Yom Kippur services with Rabbi Harris were streamed live over the Internet. The services used our new Lev Shalom Machzor. Click here to hear and see the services, as recorded.

Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy and meaningful holiday season ~
!לשנה טובה תכתבו

Current COVID Policies

We will continue to primarily hold services outdoors.  During services or other times that singing occurs, all are required to either wear a mask or maintain 6 foot distancing, as singing poses additional risk.  When not singing, including when eating, we will ensure that there is an average of 9 sq ft per person so as to avoid crowding, but masks will not be required for vaccinated people outdoors when not singing.  

We will continue holding services indoors in the case of inclement weather or multiple simultaneous minyans. For indoor services, all attendees who are eligible for vaccination must be vaccinated.  We require respirator type masks (N95, KN95, FFP2, KF94), which are provided if you do not have.  Children 5+ should wear respirator type masks fit for kids, which are provided if you do not have.  Children 2-4 should wear whatever mask they will wear consistently and fits best and are welcome to use respirator masks at parent's discretion.  Space will be set aside for those who wish to socially distance.

ABOUT THE TREMONT STREET SHUL

Temple Beth Shalom, also known as the Tremont Street Shul, is a warm, friendly, traditional synagogue located near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts. We embrace people of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds, and we welcome newcomers to feel at home in the shul. We support three styles of Jewish worship: egalitarian, partnership, and orthodox, as well as fostering many kinds of educational, social, and cultural experiences.

We host Minyan  Tehillah, an independent prayer group, as well as the Alef-Bet Child Care (a preschool with day care hours!), and we are often engaged in collaborative Jewish programming. In addition to a robust worship and programming schedule, on the first Friday of each month (with rare exceptions; double-check the calendar), we host a semi-potluck dinner open to all! A special treat of the Tremont Street community is that our weekly Shabbat/Saturday morning services are followed by a kiddush lunch at which everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you, and please feel free to reach out if we can be helpful in any way. 

Services at TBS

There are 3 varieties of services, occurring both in-person and online.

Shabbat/Yom-Tov Zoom services
Egalitarian services run via Zoom at 9:30am on Shabbat or Yom Tov. We begin with "Nishmat" (p. 445 of Koren/Sacks siddur) and continue with shacharit, a reading of the weekly Torah portion, and mussaf. Details, including Zoom link are here.

Daily Zoom Services
Occurring 7:30am Monday through Friday, and 8:30am on Sunday. Details, sign-ups, and Zoom links can be found here.

In-Person Shabbat services
Actually this flavor is actually two flavors: egalitarian or orthodox. These require an advance sign-up and adherence to guidelines.

Volunteer!
We need you! Please volunteer to read Torah portions or to lead services. The more people who volunteer, the more "TBS-like" these services will be. What are you waiting for? Sign up here.

Chesed Requests/Offers During Coronavirus (open to wider community

To get through this challenging time, we all need help and support in different ways. We have set up two survey links to (1) sign up as a chesed volunteer and/or (2) request support. If you are looking for anything from help with groceries or errands, to tech or social support, we hope you will let us know. Similarly, if you are looking for ways to get involved and help community members with any of these sorts of things, please volunteer.

Jewish Camberville

Check out tons of great Jewish events happening around town by visiting www.jewishcamberville.com!

Virtual Events

With the physical closure of the shul (see below), we are holding online morning services every weekday, including opportunities to say kaddish. We also are hosting some other virtual events that may interest you. They are on the shul calendar and we'll list them here. To make the calendar easier to navigate, we've removed the events that are cancelled because of the closure. Fear not, they'll be back!

All Events
  • Sunday ,
    SepSeptember  26 , 2021
     
     
    Edible Sukkahs: Tasty & tiny

    Sunday, Sep 26th 10:00am to 11:00am
    Building a sukkah should always be a treat! We’ll share recommendations in advance of supplies to have on hand to make your very own delicious and miniature sukkah. Sweet or savory, the options are endless. Ages 0-120 Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdeqrrz4tHdHn6uMf5etU5taqNtWxxszs

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    SepSeptember  26 , 2021
     
     
    New Members Dinner in the Sukkah

    Sunday, Sep 26th 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    We’re so honored to have many new members join the TBS community this and every year. New members: please be our guests at a festive catered meal in the Shul sukkah. If you’ve joined in the last year you will receive an email before Sukkot begins. Please contact jmsmith@brandeis.edu if you haven’t gotten one. There is no fee to attend but we require registrations as capacity is limited and we want to have plenty of food. And…COVID-19.

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday ,
    OctOctober  5 , 2021
     
     
    Tuesday Talmud

    Tuesday, Oct 5th 7:45pm to 9:00pm

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday ,
    OctOctober  7 , 2021
     
     
    Torah Study

    Thursday, Oct 7th 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday ,
    OctOctober  12 , 2021
     
     
    Tuesday Talmud

    Tuesday, Oct 12th 7:45pm to 9:00pm

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday ,
    OctOctober  19 , 2021
     
     
    Tuesday Talmud

    Tuesday, Oct 19th 7:45pm to 9:00pm

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday ,
    OctOctober  21 , 2021
     
     
    Torah Study

    Thursday, Oct 21st 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    MORE INFO

  • Tuesday ,
    OctOctober  26 , 2021
     
     
    Tuesday Talmud

    Tuesday, Oct 26th 7:45pm to 9:00pm

    MORE INFO

 

Sun, September 26 2021 20 Tishrei 5782