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Temple Beth Sholom Newsletter

October 2017

Important Announcement: Services will continue taking place at our Ishpeming location during the month of October, due to unexpected construction delays. We expect to resume use of our Marquette building by November.


Zoe McCoon’s Rabbinical Visits to TBS, 2017-2018

(please mark your calendars)


Oct 13 - 15 Simchat Torah (in Ishpeming)--please note that Saturday morning’s Torah Study will take place from 10 to 12 noon in the Lion’s Room at the end of the 1st floor of Peter White Public Library.

Nov 10 – 12

Dec 1 – 3

Jan 5 – 7

Feb 2 – 4

Mar 2 – 4

Apr 6 – 8 end of Passover

Apr 27 - 29

May 18 - 20 potential make-up date

How Rabbi Weekends Work:

When Rabbi Zoe is in town...

Services at 8pm on Friday, followed by an Oneg dessert social afterwards.

Adult Education from 10am-12pm on Saturday, followed by lunch at a local restaurant.

Religious School with the Rabbi Sunday at 10 am. (Contact Shannon at shmceach@gmail.com for more information).

One-on-one meetings with the Rabbi for various reasons.

Please join the congregation the weekend of Oct. 13-15 at our Ishpeming location when Rabbi Zoe will be leading us in celebrating Simchat Torah. Bring your children or grandchildren!


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

FALL INTER-GENERATIONAL RETREAT, OCT. 20-22

Please join us for a unique retreat this Fall: Wilderness Adventure Jewish Retreat at the Clear Lake Education Center in Manistique, Oct. 20-22, 2017. Ann Arnold will be the organizer for this retreat, attended by people of all ages from Jewish congregations all over the U.P and Northern Michigan. “Rustic” or comfort lodging options are both available. If interested, you can find more information and the registration form at http://bit.do/Wild17. The klezmer group Hot P’Stromi will be there to supply their wonderful music all weekend long! Another new feature this year: a “fishatarian” veggie menu--it looks delicious! Questions? Please contact Ann at carnold12@charter.net.

Future retreat dates:

WOMEN & GIRLS RETREAT IN MUNISING

Nov. 17, 2017

WINTER INTER-GENERATIONAL RETREAT IN SAULT STE. MARIE

March 9 – 11, 2018


HOT P'STROMI EVENT AT NMU, TUESDAY, OCT. 17

HOT P'STROMI will not only be present at our Fall Retreat [see above]--they are once more having a concert in Marquette! NMU is hosting them at Reynolds Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 pm. Both the Temple and the Ravitz grant are sponsoring this stellar klezmer ensemble. Those of you attending the Fall Retreat Oct. 20-22 will get to enjoy their music the following weekend too.


HIGH HOLIDAYS 2017—BACK TO ISHPEMING

TBS East was not quite ready to use this High Holiday season because of continued construction. TBS West had not quite been sold. So rather than renting a hall, we used our Ishpeming building. It felt odd to look through the windows in the sanctuary and see trees and bushes. And we enjoyed one last visit to Baby Lake for Taschlik. We’ll need to find a new spot for next year.

Rabbi Zoe McCoon conducted services and got acquainted with our congregation. We enjoyed her singing and guitar accompaniment. The other distinguishing element for High Holidays was the singing of Elizabeth Grugin, newly graduated from U of M in Vocal Performance and now back in Marquette. Rabbi Zoe and Elizabeth teamed up for one song/prayer on the Yom Kippur morning service - what a joy!

Trying to present an Oneg in a partially decommissioned kitchen is a trial, but Betsy Grugin’s effort on Erev Rosh Hashanah was successful. Jacob Silver baked a challah for Erev Rosh Hashanah and for Shabbat Shuvah. Roz Greenlee contributed a challah for the Yom Kippur Break the Fast. Karlyn Rapport offered the Oneg for Shabbat Shuvah.

This time I am going to especially thank the set-up crew and the clean-up crew from the Yom Kippur Break the Fast. Candace Worthington, Janet Wagner and Lana Goldfarb wrestled enough chairs and tables into position and expertly laid out the potluck dishes. Ann Silverman, Helen Grossman and Karlyn Rapport got the community room back in shape afterwards. Nothing could be left because we don’t think we will be back in the building, and we need it ready for real estate showings. Thus the paper plates, and no juice bottles left in the refrigerator for the Sunday School kids. Imagine, sit-down dinner for 35 with no leftovers! It was a special challenge, but we all worked together and did it!

This was a year our hospitality was very important, with signing a 100th birthday card for Lois Cohodas, welcoming Jews who live at some distances in the UP, meeting people new to the community looking for a congregation, and enjoying conversations with people we don’t see all the time. High Holidays is a key time to connect and reaffirm our Jewishness.

--Ann Arnold, Hospitality Co-ordinator (aka “concierge”).


BIRTHRIGHT SIGN-UP HAS STARTED

The Kesher Birthright Israel trip sign-up is now open. As many of you know, a birthright trip can be a formative experience in the life of a young Jewish teen or adult. To find out more about the Kesher trip (specially geared for young Reform Jews), click on GoKesher.org. To find the right trip for you, go to bit.ly/KesherPriority and get on the priority list right away.


HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR IRENE MILLER AT TEMPLE JACOB

On Sunday, Oct. 15, Holocaust survivor Irene Miller will visit Temple Jacob in Hancock, Michigan for a free public lecture at 7 p.m., prefaced with a tour of this historic synagogue at 6:30 p.m. (EDT). Last time it was standing room only! People are reminded not to park in the lot immediately next door to Temple Jacob, but instead to park in lots at the bank and the marina. Many of us at TBS remember Irene from her recent visit as speaker last Spring during the joint Holocaust Remembrance commemoration sponsored by TBS in the Marquette area.


URJ BIENNIAL CONFERENCE IN BOSTON

Please join me in attending the URJ Biennial to be held in Boston, December 6-10, as delegates of Temple Beth Sholom. . This year’s theme is "Reimagining Jewish Life.” Anyone who attends always returns with new resources and ideas, as well as with the enthusiasm and the know-how to put them to use to strengthen and enrich our spiritual home. You can find information and can register right now at www.urj.org/biennial. Note: If we register by October 10 (this Tuesday!), we’ll get the best pricing. Let’s send a strong delegation to Boston this December, and we will return even stronger! Please contact me (apsmd@aol.com) as soon as possible with any questions.

--Aaron Scholnik


SYLVIA COHODAS FEATURED ON JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY SITE

Ann Arnold has discovered an online article about one of our Temple founders, Sylvia Cohodas. The article is published in "Michigan Women Who Made a Difference"), a project of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan. Sylvia certainly did make a difference to our Jewish community. We are gratified to see her memory honored.


BREAK FAST RECIPES

Click here for recipes of a few of our favorites from the Yom Kippur Break Fast,

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.



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Temple Beth Sholom Newsletter

July, 2017

Rabbinical visits, 2017-2018 (with tentative dates)

Student Rabbi update (from Dan Arnold):

Below are the tentative rabbinical visits for our new student Rabbi, Zoe McCoons. Contracts are not yet signed, pending continuing negotiations with HUC regarding their unilateral (!!) changes to our contract. These changes have added considerably to our financial and administrative burdens. Much thanks go to Ron Greenlee for his assistance with this matter.

Sept 19 - Oct 1 High Holidays.

After that...

Oct 12 - 14 Simchat Torah

Nov 10 – 12

Dec 1 – 3

Jan 5 – 7

Feb 2 – 4

Mar 2 – 4

Apr 6 – 8 end of Passover

Apr 27 - 29

May 18 - 20 Potential make-up date


How Rabbi Weekends Work:

When Rabbi Zoe is in town...

Services at 8pm on Friday, followed by an Oneg dessert social afterwards.

Adult Education from 10am-12pm on Saturday, followed by lunch at a local restaurant.

Religious School session with the Rabbi Sunday at 10 am. (Contact Shannon at shmceach@gmail.com for more information).

One-on-one meetings with the Rabbi for various reasons.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Citadel news (from Dan Arnold):

As most of you know, a leak in the roof resulted in the ceiling of the sanctuary falling in during construction. This is a significant new cost item on top of already seen cost overruns. Fortunately it appears this item will be covered by insurance. New commitments to the Building Fund will be very welcome if we are not to significantly tap into our investment account. We are still hopeful to have at least the sanctuary ready for High Holidays, but this is less certain now then before the recent event. We will keep you updated. As of yet there is no progress on the sale of the Ishpeming Building but the stained glass windows have already been removed and are in storage pending their installation act TBS-East.


Jewish Cemetery Landscaping—Volunteer:

Helen Grossman can always use willing workers to manicure our congregational portion of the Marquette Cemetery. If interested in being on the work crew, please contact her at hgross5317@gmail.com.


TBS Grounds Landscaping Plan:

The Temple Board recently approved a landscaping plan for the grounds of our building at 223 Blaker. If you have an interest in being included on our landscaping committee, please contact Shannon (shmceach@gmail.com) or Ann (carnold12@charter.net).


The Black Family Moving:

Ya’ir (Douglas) and Denise Black will be leaving their home in Champion and moving to Missouri by the end of this month. We are certainly sorry to them go, but wish them safe travels, good fortune, a welcoming Jewish community, and a wonderful time watching their grandchildren grow up.

TBS Board Changes:

Shannon Ruiz has agreed to take over the Presidency from Janet Wagner, who successfully completed 1 year out of her 2-year term, plus spent several years as a Board member. She cited travel difficulties from Crystal Falls as being her main concern. Lauren Yellen has graduated from NMU and is planning on attending the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Emma Fellows, an NMU student, has agreed to join the Board, as has David Perlove. Welcome, Emma and David!

Stay Tuned for End-of-Summer Activity:

We will not have our usual end-of-summer picnic this year. In lieu of that, we will possibly have a work bee in what will be our newly renovated Temple space, or a special Consecration service at the Temple before the High Holidays. We’ll keep you posted.

Fall Intergeneration Retreat in Manistique:

Please join us for a unique retreat this Fall: Wilderness Adventure Jewish Retreat at the Clear Lake Education Center in Manistique, Oct. 20-22. Our own Ann Arnold will be the organizer for this retreat, attended by people of all ages from Jewish congregations in the U.P and Northern Michigan. “Rustic” or comfort lodging options are both available. If interested, you can find more information and the registration form at http://bit.do/Wild17. The klezmer group Hot P’Stromi will be there to supply their wonderful music all weekend long! Another new feature this year: a “fishatarian”veggie menu--it looks delicious! Questions? Please contact Ann at carnold12@charter.net.


PAST EVENTS

Deconsecration Service:

If you weren’t able to come to the very last service in our Ishpeming building on Friday, May 26, Ann Arnold has written up a description of the service which was conducted by Rabbi Caroline.This document will now be part of our Temple Beth Sholom archives.


Minutes from Annual Congregational Meeting:

We had our annual congregational meeting in the Citadel (henceforth, Temple Beth Sholom) on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Minutes from that meeting are attached.


Room at the Inn—Volunteer Opportunities:

Room at the Inn is an interfaith coalition of churches sharing the mission to provide support and shelter for the homeless in the Marquette area. The rotating shelter moves weekly to one of twelve different hosting churches. The shelter is run and staffed by volunteers and funded by contributions from the community. The underlying goal of Room at the Inn is to provide an opportunity for guests to focus on life transitions without the worry of finding food and shelter.

So far two families from our congregation have been actively partnering with First Presbyterian, our neighbor across Ridge Street, to help with this program. Volunteering for this essential community-based organization would be a wonderful way to show the community our support, especially now that we are a “local” Marquette institution. The time commitment is small—the impact great. For more information, go to:http://roomattheinn.org.

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Temple Beth Sholom Newsletter

May, 2017


Important Dates:

May 26-28--Caroline's last weekend with us--DECONSECRATION SERVICE!

June 11--Annual Congregational Meeting

How Rabbi Weekends Work:

Services at 8pm on Friday (in Ishpeming), followed by an Oneg social afterwards.

Adult Education (at the Citadel) from 10am-12pm on Saturday, followed by lunch at a local restaurant.

Hebrew School session with the Rabbi 10 am (at the Citadel)

One-on-one meetings with the Rabbi for various reasons.

Announcements:


DECONSECRATION SERVICE THIS FRIDAY:


Rabbi Caroline will visit us one more time for the weekend of May 26-28. During the Friday evening service, the Rabbi will be receiving a gift of appreciation from the TBS community. Since this will be the last planned service at the synagogue in Ishpeming, we will formally “desanctify” the building at this time. We will end the service by processioning the scrolls out of the building and transporting them to our new building in Marquette, with the oneg happening there.


Please join us in for this meaningful and historic moment in the life of our congregation.

NOTE: If you can't find street parking, we have permission to park in the Methodist Church lot or the Episcopal Diocese office just across the street.

Annual Congregational meeting:

We invite you to our annual congregational meeting on Sunday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at the Citadel. Bagels and accoutrements will be provided. During the meeting, we will approve last year's minutes (copies will be available at the meeting), describe the past year's highlights, vote on our new Board, and talk about future actions. Themeeting agenda is attached.


New Student Rabbi:

We have been notified that our student Rabbi for next year is Zoe McCoon. Zoe will be a 2nd year student at HUC/JIR Cincinnati. She grew up in Flint, Michigan.


Past Events:

On Tuesday eve, April 11, TBS had our 2nd night Seder at Marquette Masonic Lodge. Over 40 people attended. Food was provided by Shannon and help from the Gwinn High School French Club. Aaron Scholnik led us through the Haggadah. Next year in…..Temple Beth Sholom "East"!

On Monday eve, April 24, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosted the Holocaust Memorial Service. The speaker, Irene Miller, a Holocaust child survivor, was engaging and well-received. TBS has a major role in planning and executing this yearly event, due to the dedication of our congregant, Aaron Scholnik. If you would like to volunteer to help Aaron for next year’s service, please contact him (APSMD@aol.com).

Citadel news:

The zoning commission approved the use of the Citadel as a House of Worship and also granted us a parking variance, since both neighboring churches have offered their parking lots for overflow parking. Bids for the building renovation are now being taken. Reconsecration plans will be announced soon, at which time we will change the Citadel’s name to our own. Furniture and appliances that came along with the Citadel purchase and we cannot make use of are being offered for sale at:http://bit.do/tbsfurniture. GREAT PRICES!!

Jewish Cemetery Landscaping

Helen Grossman will be gathering together a group of willing workers on Monday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at our cemetery plot in the Marquette Cemetery. Please bring shovels, trowels, rakes, gloves.


Liz Grugin graduates from U. of Michigan

According to her Mom, we might hear Liz Grugin’s amazing voice once again within the walls of our synagogue. Liz has graduated with a degree from U. of Michigan in Voice Performance. She will be returning to Marquette to matriculate at NMU in order to complete a degree in Environmental Studies. If anyone is in the Ann Arbor area next weekend, Liz is having her Senior Vocal Recital on May 27 at7 p.m.

Marcie Berky (z”ll)

Debbie Koenig informed us of the death of her sister, Marcie Berky, 92, who was one of the founding members of TBS. The daughter of Lena and Louis Dubinsky, Marcie was born and raised in Ishpeming.


Debbie received this recent note from her granddaughter, Leah Koenig:

Hi Grandma, I'm about to graduate with a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, with focus on sexual & reproductive health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Interfaith Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards:

Our congregation has been personally invited to join this 4-year interfaith effort, started in 2016, to bring a deeper awareness to the beauty and the fragile nature of our lakes and streams in Northern Michigan. We encourage TBS members to support Jon Magnuson and the Cedar Tree Institute in supporting this effort. More information can be found at: Water Stewards.


Room at the Inn:

Room at the Inn is an interfaith coalition of churches sharing the mission to provide support and shelter for the homeless in the Marquette area. Room at the Inn is a rotating shelter, moving weekly to one of twelve different hosting churches. The shelter is run and staffed by volunteers and funded by contributions from the community. The underlying goal of Room at the Inn is to provide an opportunity for guests to focus on life transitions without the worry of finding food and shelter.


So far two families from our congregation have been actively volunteering to help with this program. Would any other Temple members or friends be willing to help? The time commitment is small—the impact great. Training sessions are on the first Thursday of the month at the Warming Center, 447 W. Washington St., at 6:30 p.m., although there are not any scheduled until next season. For more information, go to: Room at the Inn.

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Temple Beth Sholom Newsletter

April, 2017

2017 Dates:

April 7 - 9 (pre-Pesach)--Rabbi Caroline here for weekend

April 8 - Book discussion at Arnolds' home

April 11 2nd night Seder at the Masonic Center

April 28-30 Rabbi Caroline here for weekend

May 26-28 (Caroline's last service with us)

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How Rabbi Weekends Work:

Services at the Ishpeming Synagogue at 8pm on Friday, followed by an Oneg social afterwards.

Adult Education at the CITADEL from 10am-12pm on Saturday, followed by lunch at a local restaurant.

Sunday school at the CITADEL starting at 10am.

One-on-one meetings with the Rabbi for various reasons.

Sometimes a Saturday evening social.

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Announcements:

Citadel news:

We are still hoping for more pledges to our building renovation fund capital campaign for our future spiritual home. We will be sending out reminders soon to those who have already pledged. We would like to collect those pledges within this fiscal year (July 2016-June 2017). You may email your pledge commitment directly to Cary Gottlieb (cary.gottlieb@gmail.com). If you have already pledged, you can send your contribution (with a note in the memo stating "capital campaign") to: Temple Beth Sholom, Box 482, Marquette, MI 49855.


You can also make an online payment at https://sites.google.com/view/mqtsynagogue/capital-campaign, but this does send a portion of your donation to PayPal to cover their costs. For those of you who have already given, our heartfelt thanks.


Right now, both the Saturday Torah study and the Sunday school are using the Citadel as their meeting place. The major renovations will be done by the end of the summer. By High Holidays, 2017, we should all be able to fully utilize the building.


Book discussion--City of Thieves (David Benioff) Saturday, April 8, Arnolds' home:

Please join us for a lively discussion of an incredible book, City of Thieves by author David Benioff. During the Nazi siege of Leningrad during WWII, Lev Beniov (the author's grandfather) is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as the handsome gentile deserter, Kolya. Together the two are given an impossible task and embark on a hunt through Leningrad and behind enemy lines in order to save their lives. If you can get hold of the audiotape version, it is also absolutely marvelous!


Dan & Ann Arnold have offered to host the discussion at their home, starting at 7:30 pm. Please contact the Arnolds for more information and directions: danielarnold.mqt@gmail.com.


2nd night seder--Tuesday, April 11 at Marquette Masonic Lodge:

All are welcome to join Temple Beth Sholom for its 2nd night Passover seder on Tuesday, April 11 at 6 pm. The dinner/service will take place at the Marquette Masonic Lodge, downtown Marquette on Washington St. The dinner will include matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, a choice of main course with sides, and dessert. Kosher for Passover wine will be available for order at cost with your meal. To meet the stipulations of the venue, no carry-in wine is allowed. The suggested donation is $20 for adults, $8 for children. For vegan or other dietary concerns, please contact Shannon directly at shmceach@gmail.com.


You can make your reservations at the following site: https://sites.google.com/view/mqtsynagogue/passover


Holocaust Memorial Service--Monday, April 24, St. Paul's Episcopal

Temple Beth Sholom, along with the Marquette Interfaith Forum, will sponsor the annual Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service on Monday,April 24, at 7 pm. The event will be hosted by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 201 E. Ridge St. (diagonally across from the Citadel). Members of TBS taking roles in the service are Helen Kahn and Dan Arnold, as well as Kayla Grugin, Mallory Grugin, and Gabriel Brahm, who will present the Cohodas NMU Literary Essay Prizes.


The guest speaker, Irene Miller, is a childhood Holocaust survivor. Orphaned in Poland at age 8, Irene is the author of Into No Man's Land: a Historical Memoir and the subject of a PBS documentary in Dec. 2016. Irene will also be speaking at Gwinn High School assembly on Monday afternoon and will be guest lecturer at Prof. R. Goodrich's History of the Holocaust class on Tuesday afternoon at NMU. Following the service will be a dessert reception. Feel free to bring your favorite treat.


All members of TBS are invited to join Irene and service participants for dinner on Tuesday, April 25, at Elizabeth's Chop House on Front St., Marquette (drinks & appetizers 6 pm, dinner 6:30 pm). You are also encouraged to join Irene and others involved in the service at a dinner on Monday, April 24, 5:30 pm at the Landmark Inn at Front and Ridge Sts.


Please let Aaron Scholnik know if you would like to attend either dinner and the number in your party: apsmd@aol.com (phone: 906-249-9562).

A large turnout from TBS at the Service and the Tuesday dinner at Elizabeth's Chop House is a wonderful way to show our support for this community event.


Jewish Cemetery Landscaping

Helen Grossman will be gathering together a group of willing workers by late May-early June in order to further enhance the landscaping on our cemetery property. Look for future announcements.

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Temple Beth Sholom Newsletter

~~February, 2017~~


Balance of 2016-17 Rabbinical visits and events:

Feb 3 - 5 (early Tu B’Shvat)--note: Torah Study has changed location and will now be held at the Citadel (Saturday, 10 am).

March 10 - 12 (Purim)

April 7 - 9 (pre-Pesach)

April 8 - TBS book discussion (City of Thieves) at the home of Dan and Ann Arnold (time to be announced)

April 11 - 2nd night of Passover (Masonic Lodge, Marquette)

April 28-30

(no May visit)

June 2 - 4


How Rabbi Weekends Work:

Services at 8pm on Friday, followed by an oneg social afterwards.

Adult Education at Peter White Public Library from 10am-12pm on Saturday, followed by lunch at a local restaurant.

One-on-one meetings with the Rabbi for various reasons.

Sometimes a Saturday evening social.

Sunday School session with the Rabbi.

Announcements:

NEWS FROM THE CITADEL: THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN HAS BEGUN!

On Dec. 30, 2016, Temple Beth Sholom purchased the Citadel in Marquette as our future home. On Jan. 9, 2017, TBS launched its official capital campaign. Funds produced by this campaign will take care of a myriad of renovations in order to make the building functional for our Jewish congregation. We have received enough funds and pledges to start us on our way. By now everyone should have received a capital campaign request by US mail that included a stamped return envelope. Please fill it out and drop it in the mail. If you haven’t received the mailing, you can send your donation or pledge to Temple Beth Sholom, PO Box 482, Marquette, MI 49855. If you would rather make your gift online, please go to our Citadel webpage and click on: “Capital Campaign!”


For more information about this campaign and building plans, please contact Cary, our Treasurer (cary.gottlieb@gmail.com). Now is the time to follow through with a gift or a pledge. Please note “Capital Campaign” on your check memo!


PROGRESS ON THE CITADEL SO FAR:

Here is an update on our progress so far: One tenant has vacated. We have the remaining tenant downstairs in the larger apartment until April 30. We have bids from 3 local architects for plans and project management and will have a decision within the week. Plans can then be drafted and appropriate applications made for permits, etc, with hope that construction could begin by some time in April. We are aiming to hold High Holiday services in our new synagogue by the Fall of 2017.


Our current building will be listed for us by realtor Paul Wolfson, a long-standing member of the congregation. He is with the firm Select Realty.


Rabbi Caroline's Visit and Torah Study Relocation:

Our student Rabbi, Caroline Sim, will be visiting us the weekend of Feb. 3-5. We hope to see many of you at Friday night service (8 pm). Caroline has agreed to stay at the studio apartment in the Citadel instead of her usual motel visit. She will still be dining with host families on Saturday evenings.


We have moved the Torah Study group to THE CITADEL, instead of the Peter White Public Library! That will put Caroline right on site for Saturday mornings. We will meet in the main sanctuary area upstairs. We may need to alter this later, depending on construction, but it is certainly good for February and March.


Looking for Volunteers for the Rest of the Year:

Candace Worthington and Ann Arnold, our hospitality mavens, have put a call out to us to help fill the following volunteer tasks:

Saturday, April 8--dinner with Rabbi Caroline

Friday, April 28--Oneg

Friday, June 2--Oneg

Saturday, June 3--dinner with Rabbi Caroline

If you can fulfill any of these Mitzvot, please contact Candace, who can now receive her email at home and not have to drive all the way to the Peter White Library to retrieve it (candaceLworthington@gmail.com).


L’Dor v’Dor Purim Retreat in Sault Ste. Marie March 10-12:

Everyone from the Jewish communities in the U.P. and Northern Michigan is invited to join us at the Purim Multi-Generational Retreat taking place the weekend of March 10-12, 2017 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Several families and individuals from TBS and Temple Jacob will be heading up there, along with many others. If you are interested and need a ride, looking for a scholarship to help with expenses, or want to find out more about the retreat, please contact Shannon (shmceach@gmail.com). More information shall be forthcoming.


Brochure about TBS Almost Ready to Distribute:

The Temple Board is working on doing some final editing on the brochure about TBS that will eventually be available in the Marquette Welcome Center and for distribution by area realtors. An online copy of the brochure will be posted on the Temple website. If you have any insights or suggestions, please contact Janet (wagneja@earlham.edu) or Aaron (APSMD@aol.com).


Book Discussion:

A title has been chosen for our book discussion scheduled to take place on Saturday evening, April 8, at the home of Dan and Ann Arnold. It will be CITY OF THIEVES, by David Beniof. Here is a link to an informative New York Times book review of City of Thieves: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/06/books/review/Fishman-t.html


TBS Community Seder:

We have reserved the Masonic Lodge in Marquette for our TBS Community Seder on Tuesday evening, April 11, the 2nd night of Passover. Shannon Ruiz and her crew of able French students will be preparing and serving us. More information will be available in future newsletters.


Looking for Board Members for 2017-2019:

If you would be interested in learning more about what being a Board member entails, please contact Dan (Danielarnold.mqt@gmail.com) or Janet (wagneja@earlham.edu). This is an especially exciting and important time to become a Board member because of our ongoing move to Marquette.

Thanks sent to the TBS Community:

We have received messages of gratitude from Pastor Steve Solberg (Immanuel Lutheran Church in Negaunee) for the confirmation class visit, from the Women's Center of Marquette for our High Holy Days food donation, and from Kylynn Perdue-Bronson for our monetary gift towards her first year as a Rabbinical student in Israel.

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