The Update: Cabaret Night Feb 17th!
Friday,  February 16th, 2018
Adar 1, 5778
Shabbat
Friday, February 16, 2018
Adar 1, 5778
Light Candles at 5:10pm
 
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Adar 2, 5778
Shabbat Service 9:30am
Shabbat Ends: 6:12pm
 
About The Parshah: 
In this Torah portion, Moses receives God's commandments on stone tablets. God tells Moses to create a dwelling place for God, where the Israelites can bring God gifts. God details what this Mishkan (Tabernacle) will look like and how it should be made. The Tabernacle includes an ark, two cherubs, curtains and a menorah.
    
Featured Commentary:
To forgive is to hold on to the future more tightly than the past.
 

TCS/NT Calendar
Please click this link to access the live TCS/NT Event Calendar!

Ride Sharing
TCS/NT continues to provide our Ride Share program.  
To request a lift for synagogue events this coming weekend, email Robert Zukerman
 

Tu Bishvat Seder
Thanks to all who attended and enjoyed our Tu Bishvat Seder. 


TCS/NT Sustainable Commitment 
The Chatham Synagogue Netivot Torah is committed to using sustainable, recyclable materials.  We see that commitment as a way to honor our traditions and teachings:
When God created Adam, God led him around all of the trees in the Garden of Eden. God told him, 'See how beautiful and praiseworthy are all of my works. Everything I have created has been created for your sake. Think of this and do not corrupt the world; for if you corrupt it, there will be no one to set it right after you.'" (Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13)
Please be mindful of this  commitment if you bring any paper goods or disposable utensils into our Synagogue.  
Thank you, Building Committee.  

Care to Share?
If there is an event or information you'd like to submit to our Weekly Update, Please send a detailed email to Carly Seibald by close of business Tuesday to make the Thursday Edition. Photos from previous TCS/NT events are always welcome!
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We welcome members from diverse Jewish backgrounds and perspectives. Our members are people who were born into Judaism as well as those who chose Judaism. We recognize patrilineal as well as matrilineal descent, and
we welcome interfaith families and LGBTQ.

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Moods & Melodies: A Cabaret Evening to Benefit Kids Need Music
Saturday, February 17th
7:30 pm at TCS/NT     
You won't want to miss this evening of jazzy standards at Chez TCS/NT featuring the talents of members Rachel Weisman, Joel Merker, and Noah Palmer. The singers will be joined by professional jazz musicians on piano and bass fiddle. You'll hear some terrific tunes from The Great American Songbook and you'll sample desserts, wines, Prosecco, coffee & tea in our sparkling nightclub setting. 

Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to Kids Need Music, a local non-profit founded by Social Action Chair Craig Bender to support the Hudson school music program. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here or available at the door.

Come Celebrate Purim!
Wednesday, February 28th, 6:30pm at TCS

Purim Spiel performed by Nancy Rothman and Robert Zukerman, and sections of  Megillat Esther chanted by
Steve Eidman. 

A traditional Shushan meal of pizza and beer will be served  




Wear masks and costumes, or (even scarier) just come as yourselves!  

We hope to see you there!! 

Tot Shabbat with Babysitting 
First Saturday of Each Month at 11:00
Babysitting from 10 am - noon 
Upcoming Dates:  
3/3/2018
4/7/2018 
 
All youngsters and their families are welcome to join our Tot Shabbat gathering the first Saturday of every month. We meet in the lower level of the synagogue. Beginning in February, TCS will provide an experienced babysitter for preschoolers and grade- schoolers every Tot Shabbat from 10 am to noon,  allowing parents the opportunity to spend some time upstairs for our regular Shabbat service.  
 
Our kid-friendly Shabbat features Jewish songs, games, and activities that are simple, fun, and member-led. 

A community Kiddush for all congregants will follow services. 

SOCIAL ACTION

Hollywood Cares for Haiti  
Clothing and School Supply Drive for February 19th Trip  
TCS/NT Member Janina Deppe is involved with Hollywood Cares, an organization which is sponsored by Temple Beth El and The First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood Florida. Project Papillion is dedicated to serving the orphans, endangered children, and youth of Haiti by nurturing and educating each child so they may reach their potential and hopefully one day build a stronger Haiti. Created almost ten years ago, Project Papillion is proud to be sending three of the children to college this year as reported in their 2017 Review.
Semi-annually a group of volunteers from Hollywood Cares travels to Haiti to bring supplies and provide assistance. Their next trip is on February 19th. Click here for a WISHLIST of items that are needed. 
For more information about Hollywood Cares for Haiti, please click here

Out and About

"10x10" New Play Festival
February 15th -
March 4th
Barrington Stage, Pittsfield, MA 

TCS member Robert Zukerman
will appear in the "10x10" New Play Festival at Barrington Stage (in Pittsfield) from February 15-March 4.  Please  click here for information.   

Models of Interfaith Leadership in an Age of Polarization
Featuring Rabbi Or Rose 
February 26, 4 pm *Free
Barker Center, Harvard University

Co-sponsored by the
Miller Center of Inter-religious Learning & Leadership  at Hebrew College and the Pluralism Project at Harvard University

Learn more
 

Me'ah Online
Online courses in Jewish texts & history
 
Me'ah ("100" in Hebrew) Online grew out of Hebrew College's acclaimed Me'ah Classic program, which for the past 23 years has engaged over 5,000 adult learners in the Greater Boston area in a transformative journey through Jewish history.
 
Now students can explore Jewish texts, thought, and history online from the comfort of their own homes through our online courses.

Register for Me'ah Online by March 1st to join online discussions with our Spring 2018 cohort.

To Learn More Click Here 
 
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