Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Empathy

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 31, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Pharaoh is back, though he never left. From the texts in Exodus we finished reading last week to the Passover narrative we will share for the holiday in the coming days, the tyrant never tires from his tirades. An edict, a directive, or […]
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The Weather

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 24, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. It is hard not to speak about the weather in New England. It’s still freezing in the spring and temperatures reach 80 degrees in the winter. Go figure. But this we know. The spring holiday of Passover will soon be upon us because […]
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Broken/Whole

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 17, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. It might have been anger or frustration or even disbelief. Witnessing the people’s idolatrous behavior as they danced around a molten calf they fashioned themselves led to smashing the tablets. At the foot of the same mountain where the first command […]
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Who Knows?

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 10, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat and this week, Purim! There are moments in life when a situation or circumstance summons us to action. Jewish tradition embeds this ideal in our soul. The Holiness Code in the book of Leviticus, right in the middle of the Torah […]
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The Weekly Construction Project

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 3, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat.   This week’s Torah portion revolves around instructions by God to Moses to build the traveling sanctuary the Jewish people will carry with them through the wilderness as they make their way toward the Promised Land. It will be a communal building project […]
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