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

Sacred Cows

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 30, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. Last year I attended the Central Conference of Reform Rabbi’s convention in Israel. I am deeply committed to Israel despite and because of her many complicated complexities. Hundreds of us participated though we did something I never thought would ever happen: We […]
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A Testimony

  • Posted by Matt Soffer
  • On June 28, 2017
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Testimony before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy Rabbi Matthew Soffer, Temple Israel of Boston Massachusetts State House June 20, 2017   I’d like to thank the Chairs, Sen. Barrett and Rep. Golden, as well as the Vice Chairs, Sen. Brady and Rep. Chan, and the members of this esteemed and essential Committee, […]
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Outside!

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 23, 2017
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way towards Shabbat. Tonight, we go outside for prayer and celebration of Shabbat in the garden of our own synagogue. Shabbat returns us to nature as Abraham Joshua Heschel taught: we turn from the world of creating to the creation of the world. […]
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Giants

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 16, 2017
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. What makes some people view a challenge as an exciting opportunity while others recoil in hesitancy and fear? This week’s Torah portion takes us to that spot between possibility and pessimism.   As the Jewish people made its way from slavery to freedom […]
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The Noble Transformation of the Volunteer

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On June 14, 2017
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Remarks originally delivered by Andrew Tarsy at the JFS MetroWest Annual Meeting – Framingham State University on June 13, 2017 “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to […]
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Power

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 9, 2017
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Even when someone has a tremendous amount of power, it doesn’t mean he should use it to serve himself. In this week’s Torah portion and along the journey in the wilderness, Moses had a very specific role: lead the people out of […]
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Ancestors/Descendants

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 2, 2017
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. L’dor vador are the words we speak when we pass the Torah scroll through the loving arms of the generations to have it rest with our thirteen year old students as they take their place in the community and chant from the […]
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Taking on Criminal Justice Reform and Growing Our Power to Seek Justice

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On June 1, 2017
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by Ruth Klepper & Barbara Berke   LEVITICUS 25:10. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.   On May 18, […]
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