Saturday, March 31, 2012

Family Activities for Passover

Involving your whole family in the preparations for Passover will help create memories and build Jewish life skills. Finding jobs and tasks that are age appropriate for family members will allow them to successfully participate in and contribute to the Seder and holiday preparations. Publicly acknowledging the contributions of each family member helps develop confidence and self-esteem.

10 Ways to Involve Your Family in Passover Preparations

1. Cleaning the house and getting rid of the chametz (leavened products)
2. Finding special Passover recipes
3. Writing the shopping list
4. Preparing the food for the Seder or the Seder plate
5. Setting the table
6. Making decorative place cards
7. Learning the Four Questions in Hebrew and/or English
8. Hiding the Afikoman
9. Finding the Afikoman
10. Sharing in the reading and discussion of the Haggadah before, during and after the Seder

From the Jewish Parent Page of the Union for Reform Judaism

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Adult Purim Shpiel draws nearly 200 guests

On March 10, nearly 200 members of the TBS community attended the Adult Purim Shpiel in Simon Hall. We enjoyed a fantastic show, "Let it Be Purim," featuring members of the TBS staff, lay leaders, and band.

In addition, we raised $874 in contributions to Matanot L'Evyonim (gifts to the poor).

The Adult Purim Shpiel is just one event hosted each year by the TBS Member Relations committee. Our committee is looking to expand. If you are interested in helping to coordinate great temple-wide events, welcome new members, or cultivate prospective members, this committee is for you. Contact Jenny Small at or Gregg Bierman at

Monday, March 5, 2012

Record Attendance for 2012 Art in Bloom

Record Attendance at 2012 Needham Art in Bloom!

Thank you to Roche Bros. for sponsoring our gift to Needham for showcasing Needham High School Student artwork with Beth Shalom Garden Club and other Needham Garden Clubs floral creations.
Our 4th annual exhibit surpassed previous years’ attendance. This year’s magnificent exhibit included over 50 pieces of exceptional artwork created by our Needham High School Art students creatively interpreted by floral designers.

See for exhibit photos.