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.
Saturday, May 21, 7:00pm - 11:00pm at TEC
Join us for a warm Havdalah service and celebration of Israel. Enjoy Israeli food and beverages, bring your Israeli treasures to share, your pictures and stories. We will hear modern Israeli music, view art and discover the ancient and modern marvels of our Jewish homeland. For more information, please contact Connie Shulman
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.
Rabbi Alpert with Dean College students at the Temple Etz Chaim Community Seder
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.
Children celebrated with a costume parade. There were with prizes for all costumed participants, most dressed class, class with most ruach and most creative family costume. Check out the Purim Carnival, face painting, balloon animals and hena, and of course Hamentashen. Sponsored by FROGY, religious school and the education committee.
Sunday May 15, 10:00am-2:00pm
It is time for Spring Cleaning at The Temple and everyone is invited. Time to pick up, rake up and spruce up the Temple grounds from a hard winter of downed tree branches and plowed up parking. Come for an hour .. or the day. Refreshments will be available -- all we need is you and your rakes, shovels, saws and pruners. Also we are asking donations of Ornamental Grasses to line the driveways and walkways. Buy one or divide and dig from your home. Those can be dropped off at the Temple any time this spring. Rain date will be 05/22. For more information, contact Jim Buja.
Sunday, May 15 at 2:00pm
The 2016 cards are in! Let's play Mah Jongg. Bring your quarters and 2016 Mah Jongg card and a nosh. Interested? Don't have a card? contact Margot Rivelis.
Wednesday, May 18, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Mandarin Milford, 196 E. Main St.
Come for dinner and drinks all while supporting Temple Etz Chaim. Good for dine-in and take-out! No Coupon Necessary! All sales that night will go to Temple Etz Chaim! Mandarin Milford will donate 20% of your check (including all drinks, excluding taxes and tips) to Temple Etz Chaim. Be sure to mention to your server you’re from TEC.
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.