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

Me. We.

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 31, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move into Shabbat and during this time of year, the High Holy Days. We have used our congregational read, Peace of Mind, as a way to prepare for the upcoming holidays. Join us tomorrow night as we gather in the garden to study its ideas and […]
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Scare Tactic

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 24, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. How does someone get others to obey him? Where there is hegemony, there is always a way. Where there is morality and justice, it is much more complicated. The rabbis of the Talmud had a very hard time with a section […]
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Why I’m participating in 10 Days (or more!) of Awe/Racial Justice Reflections

  • Posted by Tali Puterman
  • On August 23, 2018
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By Tali Puterman, Temple Israel of Boston’s Social Justice Educator and Community Organizer Growing up, my Judaism was a barrier to my engagement in social justice work. While tzedakah projects like “Spread on Bread” to feed the hungry were heavily valued, institutionalized racism was not acknowledged. As a White Jew, I was not taught to […]
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The Moon

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 17, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. When you look outside tonight up at the night sky, there is much you will see as your eyes search the heavens. The stars, clouds, and the milky way form a canopy of darkness and light. You will also see a […]
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Blessing and/or Curse

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 10, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection on our way toward Shabbat. Our Torah portion begins with the words: See, I have set before you blessing and curse…  (Deut 11:26) This instruction is like an overture that presents a musical phrase or theme that will be repeated chapters later in a more grand elaborated style. […]
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Shema/Pay Attention

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On August 10, 2018
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Shema/Pay Attention:  Learn about the Candidates Running for District Attorney and Vote! By Kathy Weinman   Beginning on September 4, in the Massachusetts primary, we will elect the people who will serve as our District Attorneys for the next four years. Our informed votes are critical.   The number of people incarcerated in Massachusetts has […]
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Q&A with Ivy Lawson

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On August 6, 2018
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Q&A with Ivy Lawson, Owner & CEO of Ivyee’s with Andy Tarsy, Economic Justice Working Group at Temple Israel of Boston   “We are committed to providing a range of consumer products that are made with 100% natural raw honey. Our honey is from the pollination of exotic tropical bloomings, fruits, and vegetables. Rich in vitamins, […]
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If

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On August 3, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Blessings do not only happen to good, moral people. And curses can befall anyone, the wicked and the moral alike. So, what is our portion trying to teach us when it lays out the positive consequences of loving and serving God with all […]
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