November 5 at 9:00 a.m.
Shabbat Hike: We will meet at Blue Hills Reservation to stretch our legs, enjoy nature, and study Torah. Free. Unlimited attendance.
November 17 at 5:00 p.m.
“Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections”: Lisa Fagin Davis, a medievalist and curator of the exhibit will give a lecture at Boston College’s McMullen museum on the beautifully illuminated Beauvais Missal, created in the 13th century and, sadly, dismembered in the 20th century. After her lecture, Lisa will give us a guided tour of the exhibit, which gives an overview of the book in medieval and Renaissance time, including its production and readership. Free. Limited to 20.
December 2 at 8:00 p.m after Qabbalat Shabbat services at TI
Dinner at La Morra. We look forward to enjoying a three course northern Italian dinner at La Morra, the 2014 Best of Boston winner in the Italian restaurant category, and a recipient of Trip Advisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence. Of course, we think that the salvie fritte con achiughe (sage leaves fried in tempura batter with anchovies) and the pate di baccala (salt cod with garlic and lemon) speak for themselves. Cost $55.00 per person, not including drinks. Limited to 10.
December 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Film and Falafel: We will enjoy a falafel dinner and watch an Israeli film entitled “Apples from the Desert,” the story of an Orthodox Jewish woman who secretly exposes herself to the secular world. A discussion will be led by Roberta (Robby) Steinberg, a professor at Mt. Ida College who teaches Israeli Culture through Literature, and Film and Composition and Literature. Cost $10.00. Unlimited.
January 6 – 8, 2017
Ski trip to the Berkshires: Susan and Mitch Halpert have generously offered their home for a ski weekend in the Berkshires at Jiminy Peak. Their home in Pittsfield is 20 minutes away from Jiminy Peak (the largest ski area in MA with a 6 person high speed lift). Limited spots available in the Halpert’s home. Please contact Julie if there is interest.
January 26 at 7:30 p.m. Join us at “REALLY,” a play produced by Company One. Set in an actual loft filled with photographs, the play features two women who work to process the loss of a young man they both loved. Jackie Sibblies Drury, a Brooklyn-based playwright and instructor at the Yale Drama School, penned a moving meditation on grief, privilege, and artistry. A striking new play, REALLY questions “what we try to leave behind, what we actually leave behind, and how we deal with being left.” Cost approximately $40.00. Limited to 50.
February 5 at 4:00 p.m.
Cheese Tasting at TI: Sue Sturman, a board member of the American Cheese Society and the Anglophone Director of the Academie Opus Caseus, the cheese industry’s unique center for hands-on education, will guide us through a tasting of six different French cheeses. We will learn about cheese-making and sensory analysis from a true expert. Cost $36.00. Limited to 25.