Welcome to Temple Etz Chaim
Sunday, June 12, 7:00 - 9:00pm at Franklin Federated Church
Join us as our 10th grader Confirmation students have a chance to lead services and be called to the Torah. This is an uplifting service that marks the anniversary of the giving of the 10 commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mt. Sinai and celebrates the end of the grain harvest in Israel. As the Jewish people made a covenant with God on this day, so too, our young adults reaffirm their commitment to their Jewish heritage. Please join us for this special service and to honor the Confirmation students. As a community we send a hearty mazel tov to the following confirmation students: Frederick Beckmann, Benjamin Cohn, Jenna Goodman and Abigail Pfeffer.
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.
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00pm at TEC
Please join us for our inaugural Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Traditionally, Jews come together to study texts throughout the night of Shavuot, the holiday that marks the giving of the Torah. It is also a holiday where we eat dairy foods. We won’t study throughout the night, but we will have a Shavuot service, do some nighttime study, and nosh on dairy desserts. For more information or question please contact Rabbi Tom Alpert.
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.
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Saturday, June 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmProctor Mansion Inn, 36 Common St, Wrentham
Join us for a traditional English High Tea. Come hear about our accomplishments this past year. Vote on the new Sisterhood Board for 2016-2017. Sisterhood Member: $25.00, Guest: $30.00. RSVP by June 17th to Margot Rivelis.
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.