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

Thirst

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 30, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection to help us prepare for Shabbat, and this week, Pesach. This is a year to be thirsty, for truth, for respect of others, for a desire to live with integrity. It is with this thought in mind that I think about the idea of a cup of Miriam* […]
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For Such a Time as This

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On March 29, 2018
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  Friday, May 11, after Qabbalat Shabbat Alongside other GBIO congregations, Temple Israel is launching a series of community conversations “For Such a Time as This” from now through mid-May. We will hear from all parts of the temple what deeply concerns us so that together we build power to make a difference, both here […]
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“Stranger Things” and the Torah

  • Posted by Tali Puterman
  • On March 26, 2018
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  • Teens, The Tent
Incorporating Netflix into Jewish Education Subbing a class of 8th graders is hard enough. Subbing a class of 8th graders the evening after “Stranger Things” Season 2 debuted on Netflix provided an added challenge I had not anticipated. How could I get this class to feel comfortable with me, respect me – their teacher for […]
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Passion

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 23, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Some of our most passionate Biblical personalities began their “careers” with little or no direction. Abraham received the call to go forward. We don’t even know if he had the land of Canaan on his life itinerary. The prophet Deborah (from the Book […]
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God’s Secret

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 16, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Starting with this Shabbat the real secrets of life are revealed. We roll the Torah scroll a little more, and begin a new book in the Torah: Vayikra el Moshe… Adonai called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting. […]
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The Golden iPhone, from FaceTime to Face-to-Face Sacred Time

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On March 10, 2018
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Sparkling, shimmering, gleaming and glistening, they were drawn towards its vibrance. And so they gathered together and bowed down to worship the golden hued metal, their new God fashioned from all that was precious to them. Sparkling, shimmering, gleaming and glistening, they gathered together and bowed down to worship their new God… a golden iPhone […]
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Welcome!

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 9, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. While you may be buried beneath snow and ice in Boston and we, in Israel, continue to grapple with the multiple layers of complexities that weave the tapestry of this country, new life has emerged. On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, our wonderful Syrian […]
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Facing Jerusalem

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 2, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. A few years ago, I attended a Shabbat service in Jerusalem. The building sat on the hill right outside the Old City. Outside the windows, across the valley, the ancient walls of the ancient city filled our view. Beyond the wall, […]
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