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Zichrona L’vracha, May Her Memory Be For A Blessing

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Flora Kaufman, mother of Judi Swartz. Graveside Services at Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery, Temple Israel Section, 5096 Lowell Street, Peabody 01960 on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Memorial Observance following the service at residence of Judi and Steven Swartz ntil 8:00 PM with minyan at 7:00 PM.

The congregations offers its condolanses to Judi and Steven.

May God comfort them among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

 

Communal Response to Suffering – Torah Portion Ki Tavo

The Torah calls upon us to act with compassion and to do holy work

in a world filled with unpredictability and suffering.

This past Shabbat we read from the Book of Deuteronomy Ki Tavo, which ends with a terrible and extensive list of curses that will befall the people if they do not follow God and Torah. One interpretation is that the horrors of the curses, including starvation, violence, and even cannibalism, are meant to shock us into understanding that there are consequences of choosing the wrong path.

Our tradition has struggled with this theology of reward and punishment ever since biblical times because we are vulnerable human beings living in a dangerous world filled with suffering. In our time, we are more likely to say that bad things can happen for entirely natural reasons and that natural laws don’t necessarily reflect Divine Will. People suffer, whether they have sinned or not.

Scrip is in! Buy Stop & Shop Scrip Cards And Support Our Temple

With Grocery-bagso many of us flocking to Stop & Shop lately for our groceries it is important to remember to purchase Stop & Shop and  gift cards from the TBA office before you shop. TBA receives 5% back for all purchases made with scrip cards. For more information contact the temple office 978-927-3211. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM.

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Zichrona L’Vracha, My Her Memory Be For a Blessing

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dorothy Greene ister of Leo Berman. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Goldman Funeral Chapel, 174 Ferry Street, Malden, followed by interment at the Ezrath Israel Cemetery, Danvers. Memorial observances following the interment at the Clubhouse at the Arboretum Condominium Complex, 15 Hawthorne Circle, Peabody, MA, with Maariv service to begin at 7 p.m. (when parking at the Arboretum, please do not block any driveways, as cars will be towed). Additional memorial observances at Temple B’nai Brith, 201 Central St, Somerville, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. with Maariv service to begin at 7 p.m.

The congregation offers its condolances to Leo and his family.

May God comfort them among thee mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

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Zichrona L’Vracah, May her Memory Be For A Blessing

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Madeline Handler, wife of Philip Handler and  mother of Dr. Alyssa Handler. Services will be private. Condolence calls call may be made at the Handler/Bocchino residence 103 Grover St. Beverly on Thursday 6-8PM, Friday 4-6PM and Saturday 7:30-9PM with shiva minyan on Thursday at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 7:30 PM.

The congregation offers its condolanses to Philip, Alyssa, Amato,  Michael, Susan,  Evan , Arianne , Eli , Sadie and  Dr. Robert & his wife Elaine Gell.

May God comfort them among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

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Zihrono L’vracha, May His Memory Be For A Blessing

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Arnold Levine, husband of Shirley Levine and father of Linda Kaplan and grandfather of Mae Lou Zaleski an d Leah Kaplan.

Services will be held at the Goldman Funeral Chapel 174 Ferry St. (off Route 60) Malden on Monday September 12 at 12 Noon. Interment in Peabody. Condolence calls may be made at his late residence following the interment until 8PM and on Tuesday 4-8PM with minyan at 7:00 PM both nights.

The congregation offers its condolances Shirley, Linda, Stephen, MaeLou aand Leah.

May God comfort them among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.