Shabbat Shalom!
שבת שלום
July 1, 2017
7 Tammuz 5777

400 Deering Avenue
Portland, Maine
Room 4A

Parashat Chukat
Annual: Num. 19:1-22:1
Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33

Candle Lighting
Friday, June 30 – 8:08 pm

Saturday, July 1 – 9:08 pm
Click here to read Josh Pernick’s D’var Torah

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


Joel and Jodi Berenson in memory of Louis Berenson
Jonas and Loraine Smith in memory of Jonas’ Brother, Seymour Smith
King Weinstein

Community Calendar

Camp Ramah in New England Prospective Family Day!
Sundays, July 16 and 30

Come see for yourself where all of the Ramah magic happens! Learn about the unique Jewish education program, check out our amazing amenities and meet our fabulous staff. To learn more or to RSVP contact Lori Fish Bard,,

Center Day Camp

welcomes campers ages 5-15 for a fun-filled summer of learning and growth on Sebago lake. We offer a full array of wonderful activities, from sailing and swimming to archery, arts and crafts and even Israeli Culture, taught by our visiting Shlichim! Transportation is included, with many convenient routes throughout Cumberland County. Check us out at or call 772-1959 for more information!


Mid-Maine Jewish Funtensive
Day Camp!

June 26-30 and July 10-14

Reserve your spot with Rabbi Erica Asch,



Inconvenient Artifacts: Repurposing Qatar’s Past for the New National Museum w/Dr. Jocelyn Sage (Weiner) Mitchell. Friday, July 21 at 7 PM. Temple Shalom, Auburn, ME

Musical Shabbat, Oneg, Lecture and Q&A

Dr. Jocelyn Sage Mitchell is an assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University in Doha, Qatar, where she has lived since 2008.


The JCA is excited to tell you about the launch of our new afterschool program!

Designed for children in grades K-3, our curriculum has been inspired by and closely aligned with the care some of you know and love from our preschool.

Registration for the after school program is officially open and will launch this fall with limited enrollment — we encourage you to sign up soon! Transportation from Portland Public schools and accommodating early release Wednesdays will be provided.

Click here for more information


Gallery at the Bangor Theological Seminary in Portland. Click here for hours and details.

Originally from New York City, Raphael Gribetz ( has lived and worked in Presque Isle, Maine for over 30 years. His art involves primarily painting and sculpture. He earned an MFA from The City University of New York and for many years was the spiritual leader of the Aroostook Hebrew Community in Presque Isle. The themes of his art revolve around questions about spirituality, beauty, and the dilemmas of being human.


7 Tammuz
Max Berenson
Alexander Erlick
Haye Greenman
Joel Jaffe
Reuben Santosky

8 Tammuz
Celia Berenson
Israel Levine
Goldie Punsky
Carol Schwartz

9 Tammuz
Rebecca Branz
Anna Cohen
Morris Epstein
Mary Kroot
Morris Matluck
Goldie Passman

10 Tammuz
Yetta Lewis
Joseph Modes
Libby Modes

11 Tammuz
Saul Shulman
Esther Sulkowitch

12 Tammuz
Herman Greenstein
William Slade
Rose White

13 Tammuz
Lillian Dansky
Anna Freedman
Arthur Hale

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