Shabbat Shalom

שבת שלום
April 28-29, 2017
2-3 Iyar 5777

Please join us in our new location
Saturday morning services – 9:30 am

400 Deering Avenue
Portland, Maine
Room 4A

Parashat Tazria & Metsora
Annual: Lev. 12:1-15:33
Haftarah: 2 Kings 7:3-20

Candle Lighting
Friday, April 28 – 7:22 pm

Saturday, April 29 – 8:24 pm
Click here to read Josh Pernick’s D’var Torah

Special Thanks to Adeline Glovksy Hale for generously sponsoring this week’s kiddush in memory of her grandparents, Jacob and Rebecca Glovsky and Baile Sher Seigal.

Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh extends it’s condolences to Rabbi Carolyn Braun of Temple Beth El on the passing of her father Robert Braun.  Zichrono L’vracha – May his memory be for a blessing

Yom Hazikaron Observance & Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration

April 30 – 12:30pm
Join Southern Maine’s Jewish community for a commemoration of Israeli Memorial Day followed by a celebration of Israel’s 69th Independence Day!
12:30 pm Community Observance in honor of Yom Hazikaron
12:45 pm Celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut

Israeli Snacks * Falafel for Sale * Tahini-Making Station * Beer & Limonana (mint infused lemonade) * Crafts with PJ Library * Israeli Folk Dancing * Hebrew Language Booth * Face Painting * & much much more. Click here to see the flyer!

Nationally acclaimed comedian Juston McKinney makes a special live appearance at TBE! Come nosh, bid on amazing Silent Auction items, laugh, and raise money for an important cause. We’ll be serving hors d’oevres with a cash bar. The show is appropriate for ages 16+. All proceeds will go toward enhancing the security of Temple Beth El’s campus including the Shaarey Tphiloh Sanctuary.
Reserved seating is available for complete tables of 8 or 10; individual tickets will be open seating. RSVP by June 7th or when sold out – seats are limited!
Click here to register!

TBE’s Pop-Up Challah Shop
Benefiting the Kiddush Fund

Large: $5.00
Small: $3.00
6 Rolls: $5.00
Here’s how it works:

Option 1: Ready-to-bake Frozen Dough
Pre-braided frozen Kosher challah dough will be available for immediate purchase during regular office hours and during KBE on Sunday’s 9a-12p.
Option 2: Made-to-order Fresh Baked Challah
To buy our fresh baked challah, simply email ( or call Daniel Heinrich at 774-2649 by noon on Thursday to place your order for the coming Shabbat. Orders will be ready for pick-up between 1pm and 3pm on Friday’s, or during weekend services if pre-paid by check or credit card.

Sponsor a Kiddush!

Temple Beth El and Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh are partnering to offer Kiddush refreshments on Shabbat and holidays. Sharing a Friday night or Shabbat service and Kiddush is a wonderful opportunity to support our congregations, build community, share in the simcha of a birthday, anniversary or graduation, and offer comfort to those observing a yahrzeit.

Click here for more info

Sunday Simcha!

Sunday Mornings – 6:30 to 8:30 am
We welcome new hosts: Hillel, Marshall Tinkle, Emily Epstein, Natan Kahn and Joel Kahn.

Sunday Simcha is the only Jewish music program in Maine and northern New England and one of only a handful of Jewish music radio shows in the United States. Shows are wildly eclectic- one of the few Jewish shows to feature modern, diverse, and cutting-edge recordings in addition to traditional music.

Sunday Simcha features:
An eclectic blend of Jewish music from across the diaspora, including klezmer, Sephardic, Ladino, traditional, sacred, folk, rock, classical, kids’ music, and jazz – Live interviews – News and announcements for the Southern Maine Jewish community – Occasional Jewish humor

Dear Shaarey Tphiloh Community,

We need your help!

Every Saturday morning we say a prayer for Refuah Shleimah for members of our congregation and their loved ones who are in need of healing. We would like to include the names of all those in our community who would benefit from our thoughts and prayers so we encourage you to communicate with us. Please, let us know if there is anyone whose name you would like included in our service and announcements and keep us updated through their recovery.

Shabbat Shalom,
Daniel Heinrich
Administrative Assistant

Community Calendar

Words to Action – Sunday, April 30
Due to lack of registrants.


National Yiddish Book Center Tour Sunday, May 7, 8AM-8PM
Join us for an amazing opportunity to see, hear and feel Jewish History—with an authentic Yiddish accent—at the most important and magnificent Yiddish cultural center in the world. Co-sponsored by the JCA and Temple Shalom with roundtrip transportation from Auburn and Portland to Western MA on a comfortable coach with a stop for lunch. Minimum 20 registered participants required by Thursday, April 13th, to run the trip. $55 per person. For more information and to register, click here.



Holy Smokes! 4th Annual Kosher Barbecue
Sunday, May 21 – 5:00pm
Levey Day School
Authentic Southern-style Kosher BBQ & Live Music featuring the Jerks of Grass.
We will honor Levey alumni parents Sharon and Perry Newman, long time supporters of our school and Portland’s Jewish community.
RSVP by May 11 by clicking here!
For info 774-7676 or email
Proceeds benefit Levey Day School

An Afternoon With Carol Goodman Kaufman, National Chair of Youth Aliyah
Sunday, May 21 – 1:00 pm
Maine Jewish Museum at Etz Chaim
Please join us to hear Carol Goodman Kaufman speak about Hadassah’s Youth Aliyah villages that provide education, psychological support and love in an environment that fosters independence, self-esteem and success.

The Maine Conference for Jewish Life brings Jews from around the state together to experience the best of Jewish learning, culture, and life. We will spend June 9-11, 2017 together celebrating the gift of Torah while sharing our stories, struggles, and best practices with one another.









Mid-Maine Jewish Funtensive
Day Camp!

June 26-30 and July 10-14

Reserve your spot with Rabbi Erica Asch at







Lou and Shula Bornstein in memory of our beloved aunt, Blanche Seigal Glovsky
Adeline Glovsky Hale in memory of her grandmother Baile Sher Seigal
Adeline Glovsky Hale in memory of her grandparents Jacob and Rebecca Glovsky
Larry and Donna Geller in memory of Harry Lerman


3 Iyar
Fannie Levey
Maurice Levi
David Polakewich
Minnie Posner
Mark Sulkowitch

4 Iyar
Lillian Goffin
Harry Goldberg
Abraham Taylor

5 Iyar
Bessie Modes
Sara Silverman

6 Iyar
Yetta Jaworniker
Annie Tellan
Maxwell Wiesenthal

7 Iyar
Louis Bean
Albert Chase
Abraham Freedman
Bessie Glen
Abraham Gordon
Louis Jacobson
Lillian Lonstein
Ida Mack

8 Iyar
Sam Kronsberg
Benjamin Whitney

9 Iyar
Paul Brem
Benjamin Carroll
Wilfred Goodman
Ethel Schwartz
Jacuciel Sulkowitch
Sarah Waterman
Bennett Webber

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