Wednesday, December 12, 2018    |    4 Tevet 5779


Shabbat Salon
Friday, December 14, 6:00 pm

Join us for a service followed by a catered dinner and presentation. Details below!

Candle lighting: 4:04 pm

Weekly Torah Readings
Parashat Vayigash
Genesis 44:18 - 47:27
Ezekiel 37:15 - 37:28

Shabbat Morning
Saturday, December 15

Mussar, 9:00 am
Mussar is the Jewish school of thought which seeks to root personal character development and right behavior in Jewish tradition and text. We meet monthly to share food and learn more about this tradition and how it may benefit our lives.

Shabbat Havurah, 10:00 am
Havurah means fellowship. Join our small group of like-minded Jews who assemble to experience Shabbat and prayer services, lifecycle events, and Jewish learning together. All are welcome!




Winter Clothing Drive
Through the month of December

Cold weather is here once again, and with it our
annual warm clothing and blanket drive. We will
collect items during the month of December and
donate them to the clothing bank at St. Michael's
church. Collection boxes are set up in the TBH
foyer to receive new or gently used coats, hats,
socks, sweaters, blankets, etc.



December Shabbat Salon
Friday, December 14, 6:00 pm

Important note: We are at capacity for the dinner. If you have already signed up but cannot attend, please let us know as we have a waiting list.

All are welcome to attend the presentation that will begin around 8:00 pm.

Join us for our monthly Shabbat Salon! Our December speaker is Justice Steven Gonzalez, Washington State Supreme Court, who who will talk about his Jewish identity as well as current legal matters. We will begin with a full Shabbat service at 6:00 pm followed by a catered dinner and presentation in the Social Hall at 7:00 pm.



Jews on Wheels
Sunday, December 16, 5:00 pm

Join TBH at Skateland, 2725 12th Ave NE,Olympia, WA 98506! The cost is $8 per person and includes skate rental and snacks/drinks. All are welcome!



Book Group: The Beautiful Possible by Amy Gottlieb
Tuesday, December 18, 7:00 pm

Spanning seventy years and several continents--from a refugee's shattered
dreams in 1938 Berlin, to a discontented American couple in the 1950s, to a young woman's life in modern-day Jerusalem-- this epic, enthralling novel tells the braided love story of three unforgettable characters. Download the full book club schedule here (PDF).




Chinese Dinner & Movie Night
Tuesday, December 25

Dinner begins at 6:00 pm

Movie begins at 7:00 pm

​​​​​​​Join us for a catered Chinese dinner in the Social Hall at 6:00 pm. Then at 7:00 pm, we'll show the movie BlacKkKlansman. Join us for one or both!

No RSVP necessary for the movie. Registration is for the dinner only.  Sign up for the dinner soon - we are limiting dinner seating to 50 attendees. Registration will close when we reach 50 or by Friday, December 21st at noon.

Read more about the movie and register online today!



Registration is Open: A New (Secular) Year --- A New Skill? Sign up for our Torah Reading Class with Rabbi Marna Sapsowitz!
January 6, 2019, 10:30 am (8-10 sessions)

Have you always wanted to learn to chant from the Torah? Here's your chance! Rabbi Marna Sapsowitz will be teaching and Adult Torah Reading class at TBH on Sunday mornings from 10:30 am to noon beginning on Sunday, January 6th.

The cost will be $40 for TBH members, $60 for non-members. The class will run for 8 to 10 sessions. There is one pre-requisite for participants to have a phonetic reading knowledge of Hebrew. That gives you the month of December to brush up on your Hebrew reading skills!

Questions? Contact Rabbi Marna at mhsapsowitz@yahoo.com or (360) 352-5945. To register and pay online, visit our website.



Save the Date: Shabbat Shirah Kumsitz & Seudat Shlishi
Saturday, January 19, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The TBH choir, Kol Neshama, invites you to the 4th annual Shabbat Shirah kumsitz! The day marks Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song, when we read Parshat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16), the Torah portion that includes the Song at the Sea.  A kumsitz (from the Yiddish “come sit”) describes gathering together to sing and socialize, either on the floor, in chairs, or around a campfire. Download the PDF flyer for more information.





Martha Stein Adelson
Lenore Greene
Joanne Royer
William Schrager
Atara Hertz
Esther Reiner
Sidney Shapiro
Kathryn Dole
Ben Gale
Sidney Schwartz
Richard Schneider
Beatrice Neff
Evelyn Bean Bercovitz
Ted Strange
Rosemary Coufal
Pearl Rubin
Margaret Barnes
Helene Grossman

Happy Birthday!

12  Karen Janowitz
13  Howard Schwartz
14  Sara Eve Sarliker
15  Frank Herman
16  Gary Franklin




Office Hours
Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Want to sponsor an oneg after Shabbat services?
We are looking for oneg hosts. Please contact tbh@bethhatfiloh.org or call (360) 754-8519.


Note: These events are not officially sponsored or endorsed by TBH, but they are listed as they have Jewish content and may be of interest to our community.


Olympia Sisterhood
Tuesday, January 8, 1:30 pm

Stay tuned for details about our January gathering of The Sisterhood. For inquiries, please contact Myra Paull at (253) 666-3242.



2018-2019 Policy Priorities Survey Results

The results of the most recent survey, completed by 400 community members, are available online. Click here to read the summary!



A concrete way to help Congregation Dor Hadash

The Tree of Life community was unable to recover many of its prayer books and chumashim. Reconstructing Judaism is sending copies of Kol Haneshamah: Prayerbook for Shabbat and the Festivals (Shabbat Vehagim) and Kol Haneshamah: Prayers for a House of Mourning (Tefilot Leveyt Ha’evel). Please consider making a donation to help rebuild Dor Hadash’s prayer resources. A gift of $36 will cover the cost and shipping of one copy of Shabbat and the Festivals. A gift of $18 will cover one copy of Prayers for a House of Mourning.



2019 Need-Based Camp Scholarship Application Is Live!

The Federation’s need-based camp scholarships program helps Washington State families with the cost of Jewish overnight camp tuition. By providing you with a variety of funding options, our goal is to ensure that you receive the assistance you need so that your child/children can participate in a Jewish overnight camp experience.
More information and the online application can be found here.







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