Wednesday, December 19, 2018    |    11 Tevet 5779


Family Service
Friday, December 21, 6:00 pm

There will be a potluck dinner following the service.

Candle lighting: 4:07 pm

Weekly Torah Readings
Parashat Vayechi
Genesis 47:28 - 50:26
I Kings 2:1 - 2:12

Shabbat Morning
Saturday, December 22

Talmud Study, 9:30 am

The Talmud is a compendium of law and lore that is the basis on which biblical interpretation and
contemporary Jewish practice rest. Together we will dive deep into this complex and fascinating text.




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.



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. 
No RSVP is necessary for the movie.

Because of the huge response for the dinner, we expanded registration to 64 (8 tables)! We now have a small waitlist. As we get cancellations, we will let folks in from the waitlist. Please let us know if you registered but cannot attend. Contact Laura at shilanski@aol.com to be put on the waitlist or to let us know that you won't be able to attend.

Read more about movie night on our website!




Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, December 29, 10:00 am

Please come to check our our new quarterly Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Seth with Torah reading and Kiddush lunch afterwards, joining our regular schedule of Shabbat morning study groups. If you are interested in participating, especially by reading Torah, please contact Rabbi Seth. Looking forward to joining together to celebrate Shabbat together in a different way!



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.





Ben Gale
Sidney Schwartz
Richard Schneider
Beatrice Neff
Evelyn Bean Bercovitz
Ted Strange
Rosemary Coufal
Pearl Rubin
Margaret Barnes
Helene Grossman
John Meidinger
Iris Karger
Helen Stein
Arthur Weiss
Jeremiah Ruben
Eunice Greenberg
Shirley Hacken

Happy Birthday!

19  Alan Kamen
20  Michael Blum
20  Kassie Koledin
23  Diana Schwartz
25  Eliana Stockwell-Ferber
25  Joe Puchot




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

Join us for our monthly Sisterhood gathering at TBH. The topic for discussion is "Biblical Characters." Who is your favorite? Admired? Disliked? For inquiries about our group, 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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