Shabbat Shalom
שבת שלום
March 17-18, 2017
19-20 Adar 5777

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

400 Deering Avenue
Portland, Maine
Room 4A

Shabbat Parah
Parashat Ki Tissa
Annual: Exodus 30:11-34:35
Triennial: Exodus 30:11-31:17
Maftir: Num. 19:1-22

Haftarah: Ezek. 36:16-38

Candle lighting 6:32 pm

Havdalah 7:33 pm

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

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 (office@nulltbemaine.org) 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.


Community Calendar

Tickets Now on Sale for the 2017 Maine Jewish Film Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 20th anniversary season of the Maine Jewish Film Festival, to be held from March 18 through March 25. Featuring engaging comedies, gripping dramas, and insightful documentaries, this year’s festival provides an engrossing window into the global Jewish experience. Post-films discussion programs feature both international and local filmmakers, protagonists, and commentators. Films will be shown in Portland, Brunswick, Lewiston, and Waterville.

For further information and to purchase tickets go to www.mjff.org.


NCJW Event
Tonight! 7 – 8 pm
Thursday, March 16, at the Falmouth Memorial Library.
Don Lindgren, co-owner of the Rabelais cookbook store in Biddeford, will speak about the history of American cookbooks, highlighting some Jewish volumes.



Hillel of Southern Maine will be hosting a program leader from the ADL in Boston who will be a running a program for us called Words to Actions. This program focuses on ways for students to combat anti-semitism on campus. We would like to extend an invite to all 11th and 12th grade high school students to join us. This is an opportunity for them to gain some skills before heading off to college, gain some insight into choosing a school with Jewish quality of life in mind and get to know Hillel and what Hillel can offer them when its time to go off to school.

Pizza will be served for dinner! RSVPs are requested by April 23rd. (Location is still TDB). See flyer for more details.
An American Tail
Family Screening at the PMA
March 19 – 11:30 am
An American Tale is fun for the whole family! In this animated classic, a young Russian mouse named Fievel emigrates to America, gets separated from his family and must find them, learning some valuable survival lessons along the way.  MJFF is proud to present this free family program which includes the film, a family activity and refreshments in partnership with the Portland Museum of Art, the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, and the Levey Day School.


MAINE STATE MUSEUM presents: Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries of Jewish Life in Maine

This will be the largest public exhibit of it’s kind addressing the distinct qualities and circumstances of Jewish life in Maine. The Maine State Museum needs your help. If you have any ideas, suggestions, treasures or memories that you would like to see part of the exhibit, contact Guest Curator Amy E. Waterman.

From Sinai to Seinfeld The History of Jewish Humor

March 15-May 24, 7:00-8:30PM
Treating Jewish jokes as text, this course invites students to analyze and interpret the evolving concerns, styles, rhythms, preoccupations, and values of the Jewish people that lie buried deep in words that make us laugh as Jews, and that bond us as a people. No experience necessary, open to all. Taught by Rabbi Carolyn Braun. Register by March 1. Click HERE
The cost of the course is $250.
Late registration fees apply.


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, rabbiasch@nullgmail.com.





20 Adar I
Bertha Seavey
Bessie Edison
Sarah Ida Herman
Bernice Buckberg
Maurice Marcus
Joseph Baker

21 Adar I
Esther P Levine
Nathan Weinman
Rose Tepper Gordon
Jennie Branz
Esther Rossman

21 Adar II
Frances Kroot

22 Adar II
Philip Goldberg
David Bickman

23 Adar I
Fanny Sackwild
Lena Sandler
Melvin Finn
Alec Bookbinder
Goldie Sheriff
Sarah Rubinoff

23 Adar II
Manuel Young
Bernard Resnick
Rose Karlin

24 Adar I
Jacob Young
Robert Weisman
Lillian Lazarovich

24 Adar II
Arthur Greenstein
Stacey R Baum

25 Adar I
Benjamin Cox
David Rosengard
Edward Albling
Anna Greenberg
Gussie Mack
Joseph Lane

26 Adar I
Sarah Schwey
Hertzel Levy
Ruth Goodman Sprince
Eli Posner
Milton Leavit
Hersch Aron

26 Adar II
Sarah Peshe Cope

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