September 30, 2014   6 Tishrei 5775

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You Shall Be Holy: Discussion of Jewish Spiritual Dimensions of Caring for and Saying Goodbye to Elderly Parents  
On Thursday, May 30th, beginning at 7pm, Rabbi Gordon and guests will facilitate an open, supportive and safe group discussion of the Jewish spiritual dimensions of caring for, and saying goodbye to elderly parents. The event will take place at Congregation Berith Sholom, located at 167 Third. St. in Troy and refreshments will be served.

The phase of life in which one watches parents age and die presents unique challenges and opportunities. It can be the last chance to say the unsaid. It can revive childhood issues with siblings. It can be a way of returning the loving care once received. It can teach about pain and transcendence of pain.


Suggested donation is $5 to cover the cost of facility and refreshments. More information can be obtained at the synagogue office, 272-8872 or by email at
berithsholom@gmail.com. Visit the synagogue website at www.berithsholom.org.

Jewish tradition teaches “honor your father and mother.” End-of-life issues call upon us to perform this mitvah. This evening we will explore  how to stay mindful of the holiness of the work in caring for, and saying goodbye to our aging parents.
Second Shabbat Simchas - Honor Our Fellow Congregants Celebrating January Birthdays and Anniversaries  
Join us on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM as we honor Birthday and Anniversary Celebrants with a special Blessing by Rabbi Gordon. The Special Second Shabbat Simchas Oneg Shabbat is sponsored by the Ritual Committee. Come celebrate with your Berith Sholom family!
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Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7pm   Group Discussion Regarding Elderly Parents

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