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Use of the building during COVID-19 restrictions:

Shabbat Services.  Shabbat services no longer require masking.  Services will continue to be streamed online for those who wish to take part more comfortably from home. 
Please contact Cindy Poust at 610-337-2222 (extension # 3) or cpoust@brithachim.org for any questions about use of the building.


This Week's Events

THIS WEEK AT TEMPLE BRITH ACHIM
*FRI, DECEMBER 2nd - THU, DECEMBER 8th*

Friday, December 2nd
6:00pm Shabbat Evening Service
in-person & Zoom 
ZoomPray.brithachim.org

Saturday, December 3rd
9:00am Shabbat Torah Study, CANCELLED.  
We will resume in 2 weeks, on December 10th.

9:00am Tot Shabbat in person, at TBA


10:00am Brunch followed by Shabbat-in-the-Park w/December Birthdays,  in-person at Lower Perkiomen Park (Oaks) and Zoom at 10:45am
ZoomPray.brithachim.org

Sunday, December 4th
9:00AM Religious School
12:30PM Confirmation Classes
2:30PM Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

8:30AM until 2:30PM
Chanukah Gift Show in the Social Hall
For more information contact Sharon Weinberg
at (610) 277-7481


TBA Gift Shop:  Chanukah-in-a-Box Available for Pick-up This Sunday


TIKKUN OLAM FOR THE HOLIDAYS
HELPING OTHERS LESS FORTUNATE

We are partnering with Jewish Family Services and helping vulnerable adults. These are people 18 years and over, some of whom are supporting children.  We will be collecting gift cards that will be given to them so that they may buy what they need. 


Gift cards are being collected curing the Chanukah Gift Show

Monday, December 5th
7:00pm Worship Team meeting Zoom only  meeting.brithachim.org

Tuesday, December 6th
7:00 PM Positive Judaism – mental health and wellness on 
in person and zoom 
http://adulted.brithachim.org/

​​​Wednesday, December 7th
7:30am Morning Minyan will be Zoom only ZoomPray.brithachim.org


Thursday, December 8th
Noon Torah Study, in-person & Zoom  

TorahStudy.brithachim.org


7:00PM Board of Trustees Meeting
 


SAVE THE DATE

 

Positive Judaism – mental health and wellness on Tuesdays November 29th, December 6th and 13th 
7:00 PM in person and zoom http://adulted.brithachim.org/

Friday, December 16th
Jubilee Year Gala Shabbat Celebration

!! An Opportunity to Save a Life !!
The son of a TBA member is in need of a living donor kidney donation.  He is a young man with a rare form of Chronic Kidney Disease affecting both kidneys.  His disease is end-stage 5.  He is currently undergoing peritoneal dialysis for 8 to 10 hours a day.  Nevertheless, he is finding the strength to help his mother out during her recovery from hip surgery.
A person no longer has to be a perfect match to donate a kidney.  There are now alternative paired donor options which allow every transplant candidate with an incompatible but willing donor to receive a living donor transplant through the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.
You can literally save Joshua’s life by donating a kidney or finding someone else who is willing.
Please contact the synagogue office or Ann Greenstein (Caring Community Chair) for information on how to start the screening process or for direct contact with Joshua.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

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SISTERHOOD HOLIDAY BULB FUND RAISER

(this is NEW and different than the fall bulb sale)
Deadline for ordering: December 15th


 

OTHER


GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Starting Sunday, October 30 at 2 pm there will be a weekly opportunity to do a Zoom Chat with other members of Brith Achim. 
The Caring Community Team is organizing this chat time so that newer and older members can get to know each other. 
This will be a drop-in-when- you- can conversation group with no ongoing obligation.
Please contact Ann at 484-901-6830 or 
greensteina123@yahoo.com with questions.  Following is the link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9839516913?pwd=U0xkaElValB0N0dnUkhCUWN4R1Rndz09
Meeting ID: 983 951 6913
Passcode: 690100​​​​​​​

 


Come Join the TBA Choir
The TBA Choir has been enriching services and building friendships for close to 34 years. Right now, we’re in need of new members in all parts - Soprano. Alto, Tenor, and Bass. There are no auditions — if you sang in your high school or college choir, or even if you have no choral experience and can sing in tune, we’d love to have you join us.
The TBA Choir welcomes all congregants from Bar/Bat Mitzvah age and older - in fact, our multi-generational membership is a point of pride. We rehearse Monday nights at 7:00pm-8:30 in the Sanctuary, and on Sunday nights once a month.
 Please join us. For more information, please email 
Steve Hirsch at hirschsa@gmail.com, or call him at 610-945-6497.


 
 


TO CONTACT THE CARING COMMUNITY TEAM,  please call Ann Greenstein at 424-524-3938 or e-mail her at greensteina123@yahoo.com.
 

The caring community team is available to help members who need assistance with meals and rides and issues associated with illness and bereavement.  Or, if you just need to hear a friendly voice during this time of isolation, we have a group of volunteers ready to make contact with you.
 
Caring Matters, and at Brith Achim, we are here for one another.


 LET'S CELEBRATE EACH OTHER
It is sometimes difficult to remember during hard times that there are so many wonderful things happening too, such as births, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs, and special achievements,  There are so many reasons to rejoice even when life is difficult or disappointing.  The Caring Community Team is getting ready to focus more on these joyful events, but we need your help. 
We are looking forward to starting a column in the monthly bulletin called mentsch-ening (We can give Rabbi Lazar credit for this idea) and we need your help.  We do not always know when a happy event has happened to you or your family so we ask that you tell us when there is a birth in your family, a wedding, a move to a new home, an honor or award, or anything else special to you.  You can contact Ann at 484-524-3939 (leave message) or at greensteina123@yahoo.com so we can share your joy in the column “Mentsch-ening”. 
Once we expand the Caring Community responsibilities, we will need volunteers to send out birthday cards monthly, and to place calls of congratulations or acknowledgment in other ways.  So, keep in mind what you would like to do to let our members no that we care as much when things are going well as when we need to provide support.

 


FROM RABBI LAZAR       www.checkinwiththerabbi.info
...where you'll be able to get yourself booked into my calendar for either a 20-minute phone call or a 20-minute video call.
Fill me in on the latest news * I can read a story to your kids *I can read a story to you
Tell me a great joke you heard recently * Ask me for a great joke that I heard recently
I can help your kids with their homework * We can pray together
We simply can feel comforted by seeing each other's face and/or hearing each other's voice.
Of course, if you would like to discuss something that necessitates a longer amount of time, and/or a greater amount of attention, please be in touch with me and/or Cindy directly.
 

TBA PUZZLE SWAP

TBA Puzzle Swap provides a forum in which members can safely exchange puzzles. There is a table set up in the front (circle door) entrance with puzzles for contactless picking up or dropping off. The front doors are unlocked from 9AM – 3PM each weekday (when the office is open). Please park and use the front circle door entrance, as there is construction at the other entrance. There is hand sanitizer on the table. If you have puzzles to donate, please follow these same contactless steps.  If you are unable to drive or otherwise need assistance to pick up or deliver your puzzle, please contact community@brithachim.org.


For Sunshine Donations: You can donate online Directed Giving donations
 
Please use http://www.goodsearch.com/ for your Internet searching needs.
Choose Temple Brith Achim as your charity of choice.

For all those who shop online via Amazon, you can help TBA raise $$ simply by using their Amazon Smile program.  Please click on the following link and sign up via your Amazon account to use AmazonSmile when you shop.  Amazon will donate 5% of your purchase to Temple Brith Achim.   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2201830

 

REMINDER: You can access our TBA Congregational Directory anytime. Just sign into your account on our website: brithachim.org. Top “right hand” corner click on “login”. If you forgot your password or haven’t used your account yet, click on “forgot/need password”. Then follow the directions to set up a password and sign in. Once you are signed in click on “directory” along the task bar under our TBA banner. NOTE: non-congregants cannot access this directory. Our database will only allow members to sign in with the email address registered with TBA.

Tue, December 6 2022 12 Kislev 5783