Welcome to Temple Etz Chaim
As you have no doubt heard by now, we are going to be using a new prayerbook for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Just as a few years ago, we adopted Mishkan T’filah as our Shabbat, Festival, and weekday prayerbook, this year we will adopt Mishkan HaNefesh as our machzor, our High Holy Day prayerbook, replacing Gates of Repentance. Mishkan HaNefesh means the “tabernacle of the soul,” and it is a wonderful resource for helping our souls make the journey of t’shuvah, of turning, of repentance that is the core of our Days of Awe. The book comes in two volumes, one for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur. We have received a generous donation that will cover part of the cost of purchasing the new prayer books. The rest is up to you. See our online donation form to memorialize or honor someone in the new books.
Forms available now for download or during Sunday school
TEC Religious School Registration forms are available to download. Registration Deposit Fees and Dates: May 1-May 31st: Deposit $350/Child, June 1-July 15: Deposit $400/ Child, July 16-August 15: Deposit $450/ Child.Late Registration: Deposit $450 + $50 fee/Child No Registration the week before School starts. For more information, please contact Hana Berman.
Available date: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, & August 5, 12
How about leading a Shabbat service? We are inviting members of the TEC community to lead a Friday night service this July or August 2016 (*see dates below). This is an exciting opportunity for you, an individual member, or team of members, to get your creative juices flowing and tailor a meaningful and moving service with your own personal touches. Hebrew knowledge and an excellent singing voice NOT essential. However, you must be Bar/Bat Mitzvah. An outline and guidance from Rabbi Alpert is available as is the musical assistance of a member of the TEC choir. If interested, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
July 4th On The Franklin Commons, Thursday, June 30 - Monday, July 4th
Each year our Temple has a booth on the Franklin Town Commons during the July 4th celebration. This year we will be selling soft pretzels and Arnold Palmer Half & Half. This can’t happen WITHOUT YOU! Please go to Sign-Up-Genius or e-mail Margot and sign up for a time slot or two. It’s a great way to support TEC and get our name into the community.
Temple Etz Chaim is registered as an AmazonSmile charitable organization. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support TEC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to TEC. It's simple to do. When shopping on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and choose "Temple Etz Chaim" (of Franklin, MA) as your charitable organization. That's it! Whenever you shop, remember to do with a smile.
Sunday, August 7th at 1:05pm
The Brotherhood is once again organizing a family trip to McCoy stadium on August 7th. First pitch is at 1:05. In the past, we have met at TEC and car pooled to the stadium (after a DD run). Cost is $10 for bleacher seats and we usually pay when we get to the stadium. Please RSVP to Stewart by 7/31. Hopefully, if we get enough people, we can get a discount on the tickets or at least other promotional discounts.
We are creating a cookbook that will be available for purchase for the Winter holiday season next year. To do this, we need your recipes. Imagine helping to build your new favorite cookbook and helping the Temple at the same time. Send your favorite recipes to Jayme Solomon-Zissu.
Don’t throw away those empty ink and toner cartridges. Drop them off in the bin at temple and let us recycle them. We earn $ for each recycled cartridge.