Shabbat Shalom
November 10 – 11
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Torah Readings
Parashat Chayei Sara
Annual: Gen. 23:1-25:18
Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-1:31

Candle Lighting
Friday, November 10 – 4:02 pm

Saturday, November 11 – 5:01 pm

New Shabbat Service Time
Services now start at 9:45 am on Saturday Morning

Mt. Sinai Community Clean Up

Southern Maine Jewish Cemetery Association invites you to the
Mount Sinai Cemetery Community Clean Up
Sunday, Nov. 12
10:00am – 1:00pm
Click here to view the flyer

Student Rabbi

Josh Pernick
Josh returns to Portland on November 17 to lead us in prayer for the weekend. See below for information on the special events planned for his time here!




Shaarey Tphiloh at Shabbat HaLailah

On Friday night, November 17, Josh Pernick will lead us in Kabbalat Shabbat Services services at 5:30pm in our Shul followed by dinner with KBE Shabbat HaLailah students and families at 6:30pm. If interested in the dinner, please call the TBE office (207) 774-2649 to RSVP.

Services on Saturday will be at our new regular time of 9:45 am

Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism with Rabbi Simcha Raphael

Lunch and Learn following Shabbat Services on Saturday, November 18
Does Judaism believe in the afterlife? Unequivocally, the answer is yes! However, today many are unaware of traditional Jewish wisdom on life after death. Through textual study and discussion, we shall explore Judaism’s afterlife teachings, particularly in Jewish mysticism, and discover the practical relevance of these teachings in dealing with the human encounter with death.

Limmud Boston


Sunday, December 3
Limmud Boston is an exciting opportunity for Jews from around New England to join together and learn. Temple Beth El and Shaarey Tphiloh are planning on a joint carpool to Boston for the day. If you are interested in learning more, please register by calling Daniel at the TBE Office 774-2649.
For more information on Limmud go to

The Pop-Up Challah Shop is Back!

After a rejuvenating Chai-atus for the Holidays, TBE’s Pop-Up Challah Shop is Back! Submit your order online, send us a message or an email by Thursday and we’ll have your Challah ready on Friday in time for Shabbat.

$3.00 for a Small
$5.00 for a Large
$5.00 for Six Rolls
Order Now!

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.
Please note, due to the increased cost of lox, premium level Kiddush sponsorships now cost $200.

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

Jacob Cousins Memorial

Unveiled in September 1935, the Jacob Cousins Memorial was part of an ongoing nationwide effort to highlight both the patriotism of Jewish Americans and their contribution during times of conflict. The memorial is a key artifact in the history of the Jewish community in southern Maine linking past to present and inspiring visitors to remember, respect and contemplate the cost of war.

In its current state the memorial is difficult to view and appreciate as it faces directly onto Eastern promenade Drive. Friends of the Eastern promenade is raising funds to redesign this historic landmark.

To donate to this important cause click here.

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

400 Deering Ave Calendar

Yoga Minyan (6 Week Session)
Sundays: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19
9:30-10:20 am
$54 Course Fee • $10/session drop-in rate
TBE’s new yoga minyan will offer a moment of peace meant to nurture your heart, soul, and body through a centering, grounding yoga practice. The class will open with some words of Jewish philosophy, followed by stretching, gentle movement, and breathing. Please bring comfortable clothes and a yoga mat. Open to all, no prior experience necessary. Registration required – click here.

4-week Course Taught by Dr. Sanford Freedman
David Grossman: Israeli Novelist Par Excellence
Sundays: October 22 & 29
November 5 & 12
10:30 am – Register by October 15
Course Fee: $36 for members/ $54 for non-members
This adult education course introduces the complex world of one of Israel’s greatest contemporary novelists. It primarily focuses on David Grossman’s transporting tale of the 1967 Six Day War, To the End of the Land, a love narrative that intermixes time sequences, placing the reader in highly emotional scenes that has caused some readers to refer to this novel as Israel’s War and Peace. This novel will introduce us to Grossman and offer an opportunity to consider how we might approach his latest novel, A Horse Walks into a Bar (recent recipient of the International Booker Prize).

Community Calendar

Chevra Kadisha Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 12, 2017
10:00 -11:30 am
Congregation Bet Ha’am
A kosher breakfast will be served
Suggested Donation $18.00
Please RSVP by November 1, 2017 to:
or call Paula Harris (207) 799-9098

Shalom Baby Shower
Sunday, November 12, 9:30-10:30 am
Jewish Community Alliance
Mazel Tov! PJ Library invites families who have welcomed a new child in the past year to join us to celebrate your newest family member! Please join us for a nosh and some playtime. Meet other new parents and receive a welcome gift for your child. RSVP requested so we can have your child’s gift ready. RSVP to Andrea at 772-1959.


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Jacob Levinksy

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Max Cope

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Dorothy Seavey

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Ruth Loeb

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Howard Krantman
Dora Rudstein
Jacob Slosberg

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