Friday night Shabbat services start 7:30 PM               followed by an Oneg                                                   Saturday services start 10:30 AM

Services held at Temple Shalom                                   4023 Belle Terre Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC  29579                             843-903-6634

Temple Rabbi David Weissman

Temple President Lily Ann Revitch


   

This year, Temple Shalom’s Shavuot services will be held at 8:00 P.M. on Saturday evening, June 11th.

     In the Jewish tradition, Shavuot is referred to as z’man matan Torateinu – the season of the giving of our law.  In Reform Judaism, we celebrate Shavuot as the holiday commemorating the giving of the Ten Commandments.  And it is traditional to eat dairy foods on Shavuot.  Why dairy foods?  Here are some reasons:  1) The Torah and the Ten Commandments are like milk and honey.  2) After receiving the Ten Commandments, the Israelites didn’t want to waste a lot of time preparing a meat meal, which involved slaughtering an animal  and cooking the meat.  So they ate dairy.  3) The Israelites didn’t want to be reminded of the golden calf and the subsequent breaking of the first tablets containing the Ten Commandments by Moses.   

     The services will include the reading of the Ten Commandments from the Torah and Yizkor memorial prayers to honor the  memory of departed loved ones.  All of the plaques on the memorial board will be lit up.

     Following the services, there will be a DAIRY DESSERT BONANZA.  We are asking congregants to bring a dairy dessert (either home-made or store bought) for the DAIRY DESSERT BONANZA.  The following are some possibilities:  cheese blintzes, cheese cake, cream puffs, sour cream cake, Boston cream pie, whipped cream pie, etc.  You don’t have to give advance notice of what you are bringing.  Just show up with your dairy dessert.

     The service begins at 8:00 P.M. on Saturday evening, June 11th.  So come a little before 8:00 P.M. so all the desserts can be placed on the special dessert table.  It should be a very enjoyable evening – both spiritually and gastronomically.

Rabbi David Weissman

                                                                                                            


FROM THE PRESIDENT:

Dear Members & Friends,

At our congregational meeting on May 18, 2016 we closed a very successful year. This was the year that we moved into our own building, a building that is serving us very well. We held all of our Jewish Holidays in this building that is ours. We have had wonderful Shabbat dinners & our Passover Seder without renting a hall. Our fundraisers, study groups & best of all, all of our services.  I am sure you feel as proud as I do, therefore we can join hands together on this one.

I want to thank the Board for their work of the past year & I look forward to my last year of this term to be working with old friends & the new ones that will join the board this year. I want to thank Sisterhood & Brotherhood for the work they did this past year & the donations they made to the Temple at the congregational meeting.

I want to congratulate our new Sisterhood Executive Board that will be lead by Laurie Ward President and Bobbie Guseman Vice President. Cookie Brenner & Maryann Lempert will also serve on the Executive Board. Thank you for serving.  Gabe Brenner will stay on as Brotherhood President.

When you arrive at the Temple on your next visit you will notice our new sign over the building. It is very visible from the highway and the road in front of the building. This is the last piece of the work done by your board for the year 2015-2016.

We are already working  on our Mah Jongg Marathon with reservations rolling in. Don't miss this event on June 21, 2016. Your check is your reservation, space fills up fast.

Ze'ev & I want to thank each of you for your concern, your love & thoughtfulness during this difficult time for both of us. You are our family & friends and we appreciate each of you.

Thank you.

Lily Ann Revitch                                                                                                                                                President