Shabbat Shalom
Rosh Chodesh Heshvan
October 20-21
30 Tishrei – 1 Heshvan

Torah Readings
Parashat Bereshit
Annual: Bereshit 1:1-6:8
Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10

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

Student Rabbi Josh Pernick

Josh Pernick is coming to lead services this weekend and he’s bringing some friends! Join us for a action-packed Shabbat with special guests Loren Berman and Jason Goldstein. We hope to see you for an amazing Shabbat with a lot of programming for the young and young at heart. See below for more details.




This Weekend

D’var Torah with Loren Berman
Join us before the Torah Service as Loren Berman of Yeshiva Chovevei Torah will give us a D’var on Parashat Noah

A Multicultural Approach to Refugee Aid
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 12:30 pm
During Kiddush following services on Saturday.
We are proud to welcome Nili Bresler, head of Communications for the Tel Aviv-based organization Natan International Humanitarian Aid. Natan IHA is a multi-ethnic, multi-faith and multicultural organization that has been providing disaster relief around the world for over 13 years. Nili will join us for Kiddush to talk about the work of Natan IHA and strategies for meeting the challenges of mass, global displacement.

Family Havdalah: The Story of Noah and the Flood
Saturday, October 21 – 6:00 pm
Jewish Community Alliance, 1342 Congress St
Join PJ Library and Josh Pernick, Rabbinical Intern at Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh, for stories, edible crafts and Havdalah (a brief ceremony with wine, a braided candle and special spices that mark the end of Shabbat while bringing its sweetness into the week). Pajamas welcome!

Israeli Folk Dancing with Orly Kahn
Saturday, October, 21 – 7:30 pm – $5.00 Admission
Jewish Community Alliance, 1342 Congress St
All levels and abilities are welcome! Our focus will be classic beginner dances. Come dance the hora and learn some new moves.

Secrets of the Jewish Calendar: Drawing Water from the Well of Salvation
Sunday, October 22 – 10:30 am
Water is both a source of life and death in our tradition. Within the past couple of weeks, we have both celebrated water and have recalled its destructive power. We will explore the power of water and the role it plays in our tradition.

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



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. 15, Oct. 22, 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

Jewish Folktales: Where are you going? Stories of tricksters, wits, golems and the power of words – with Story Teller Andrea Kamens
October 16 – 7 pm
Bull Feeney’s, Old Port, Portland
For more information visit


Maine Jewish Museum’s New Galleries

September 14 – November 5, 2017
Spiegel Gallery and Fineberg Community Room
Tuesday, October 3, 6-8 pm
Talk with Anna Wrobel
Friday, October 15, 2-4 pm
First Friday: October 6, 2017, 5pm-8pm

Renewing the Act of Creation Every Day by Rabbi David Sandmel
September 14 – November 5


Family Havdalah: The Story of Noah and the Flood
Saturday, October 21 – 6:00 pm
Join PJ Library and Josh Pernick, Rabbinical Intern at Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh, for stories, edible crafts and Havdalah (a brief ceremony with wine, a braided candle and special spices that mark the end of Shabbat while bringing its sweetness into the week). Pajamas welcome!

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.

Todah Rabah

Todah Rabah to Lou and Shula Bornstein for sponsoring this Saturday’s Kiddush in memory of Doris Bornstein, beloved mother and wife.


Bernice Goodman in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Nick Salow.
Ted and Perla Kimball in memory of Menachem and Luba Leavitt.
Les and Paula Harris in memory of their loved ones.
James and Ellen Prendergast in honor of the hospitality of Shaarey Tphiloh, Josh Pernick and the Kahn Family.
Paul and Sarah Muscat in appreciation of the ongoing friendship between Temple Beth El and Shaarey Tphiloh.
Jeff and Abby Halpern in honor of the Jeff’s Aliyah on Rosh Hashana.


1 Heshvan
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2 Heshvan
Celia Siblokin

4 Heshvan
Michael David Kramer

6 Heshvan
Alex Kornestky

7 Heshvan
Hester Berman
Jacob Popkin

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