Wednesday, November 28, 2018    |    27 Kislev 5779


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Shabbat Service
Friday, December 7, 7:30 pm

There will be an oneg following the  service hosted by our Madrachim group.

Candle lighting: 4:04 pm

Weekly Torah Readings
Parashat Miketz
Genesis 41:1 - 44:17
I Kings 3:15 - 4:1

Shabbat Morning
Saturday, December 8

Torah Study, 10:00 am

Prayer and study are equally holy activities; and we will do both. We’ll share a snack and study the Torah together. All are invited. No experience is necessary! Update: This month the lunch is potluck. Please bring a side dish or dessert if you are able. Bagels and lox provided.




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.



Annual Hanukkah Celebration!
Sunday, December 9, 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual community menorah lighting, latkes, games, crafts and more! This is a family friendly event. All are welcome to attend! Remember to bring your menorah/candles to liglht and a dairy/parve dish to share if you are able.

We are looking for clean up volunteers. Please e-mail beitsefer@bethhatfiloh.org to let us know you can help. Thank you!



FORKids Food Packing
Tuesday, December 11, 3:30 pm

Join us on the second Tuesday of December as we again fill bags at the Tumwater branch of the Thurston County Food Bank at 2260 Mottman Road SW. The FORKids program provides a weekend bag of food to over 2,000 children. Questions? Please contact Elie Halpern at (360) 357-8160 or ehalpern7379@gmail.com.



Immigration and Refugee Task Force Meeting
Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 pm

Learn and participate in TBH efforts to make a positive impact around the ongoing issue of providing sanctuary in the greater Olympia community. 




Sign up today for our December Shabbat Salon
Friday, December 14, 6:00 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. Registration for dinner closes at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 12th! You must register for the dinner by e-mail  or sign up and pay on our event page!



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

All are welcome to join TBH at Skateland for a fun time at the roller rink! More details to come next week. 



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!




Condolences to… 

Bernie Friedman on the death of his sister, Roberta Nelson.

Carla Michalove on the death of her daughter-in-law, Beatriz Mendoza.



Michael Brocha
Albert Tenenbaum
Earl Bean
​​​​​​​Dallas Cline
Abraham Wirth
Karen Rosemary Snyder
Harry Robinson
Martha Stein Adelson
Lenore Greene
Joanne Royer
William Schrager
Atara Hertz
Esther Reiner
Sidney Shapiro
Kathryn Dole
Ben Gale
Sidney Schwartz
Richard Schneider

Happy Birthday!

7    Laura Hurtado-Webb
9    Michael Lowsky
9    Carl Wolfhagen
10  Susan Poplack
10  Daniel Asher




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.


Listen Here: A Lunch Break Story Time for Adults
Friday, December 7, 12:10-12:50 pm
Downtown Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE

Corey Snow, professional audiobook narrator and voice actor, will entertain and inspire us with selections from the wide, wonderful world of short fiction. This month Snow will read two classic tales by one of short fiction’s titans, Bernard Malamud. Bring your lunch or your knitting, but most importantly, bring your imagination. Click here to visit the library website. ​​​​​​​



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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