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May 2017
LMA’s Temple Israel Helps Syrian Refugee Family Resettle in Boston
FenwayNews

May 2017
The 21 Most Powerful People in Boston Business
Boston Magazine – Featuring TI members, Jill Medvedow and Steve Samuels

April 24, 2017
20 activists arrested during sit-in protesting detention of immigrants
The Boston Globe – Featuring Rabbi Matthew Soffer

April 21, 2017
Ignorance Or Denial? Israeli Stage And Stoneham Theatre Ask Contemporary Questions About The Holocaust
WBUR – The ARTery

April 20, 2017
Overdue at the library: Italian documents finally headed home
The Boston Globe – Featuring TI member, Lisa Fagin Davis and written by TI member, Andy Rosen

April 12, 2017
LETTER: Push political differences aside to fight for a better planet
Wicked Local – featuring TI teen Rachel Alexander

7 Modern Additions to the Seder Plate
ReformJudaism.org – featuring Rabbi Matthew Soffer

April 5, 2017
In First Passover Since Travel Ban, Groups Respond To Refugee Crisis With Pointed Readings
The Jewish Week – featuring Rabbi Matthew Soffer

March 30, 2017
A pine cone could be a new symbol for an ancient Jewish tradition
The Boston Globe

March 24, 2017
Muslim and Jewish communities bond amid fear
The Boston Globe

March 23, 2017
Shrage to step down as head of Combined Jewish Philanthropies
The Boston Globe – Featuring Rabbi Elaine Zecher

March 6, 2017
ADL Seder celebrates immigrants’ stories
The Boston Globe – Featuring Rabbi Matthew Soffer

February 13, 2017
‘It Isn’t Courage,’ Boston Mayor Tells Jewish Social Action Group, As National Media Take Note
The Huffington Post – Featuring TI member, Cindy Rowe

February 7, 2017
Brookline High School vs Needham High School on WGBH’s High School Quiz Show this week
WGBH – Featuring TI Teens, Louie Goldsmith and Seth Lockwood

January 30, 2017
Brookline immigration lawyer offers his services to those affected by Trump’s executive order
Wicked Local Brookline – Featuring TI member, Jason Giannetti

Winter 2017
A Leader Among Men
Brandeis Magazine

January 20, 2017
Marching on Shabbat? Rabbi’s Wife Offers This Prayer
The Forward

January 7, 2017
In 2 Weeks, a New King Will Arise…
The Jewish Advocate – Featuring TI member, Jeff Klepper

December 30, 2016
Klepper kibbitzes Klezmer
The Jewish Advocate – Featuring TI member, Jeff Klepper

December 23, 2016
Brandeis study on keeping children of same-sex parents Jewish
The Jewish Advocate – Featuring lead researcher and TI member, Jonathan Krasner

December 11, 2016
8 Sparks of Light: Joan Rachlin, Temple Israel Green Team
Ganei Beantown Jewish Gardens – Featuring TI member, Joan Rachlin

December 6, 2016
Our GPS is a GENERATIONAL Positioning System
The Times of Israel – Blog by Rabbi Matt Soffer

December 2, 2016
Chai in the Hub 2017
CJP – Featuring Rabbi Suzie Schwartz Jacobson and TI members Matan Koch, Rabbi Lila Kagedan, Jonathan Shapira

November 25, 2016
Israeli Stage readings speak to damaged bodies, healing souls
The Jewish Advocate

November 23, 2016
For Jews in Boston area, a trip to
Israel is common

The Boston Globe – Featuring TI member Jack Pierce

November 21, 2016
‘Love is the Answer’ protesters cry at State House rally against hate
The Boston Globe – Featuring TI member Isaac Zelermyer

November 20, 2016
Roslindale gathers to find the path forward
Universal Hub

November 16, 2016
Jewish Boston returns to the city
The Boston Globe

November 4, 2016
Area prof’s Vienna Project promotes Holocaust remembrance
The Jewish Advocate – Featuring Temple Israel member Karen Frostig

November 2, 2016
Synagogue Hosts Anti-Islam Speakers Again, and 100 Interfaith Clergy Protest
The Forward

November 2, 2016
CPA Endorsed by Boston Clergy
Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

October 28, 2016
The 2016 top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts
The Boston Globe – Featuring Temple Israel members, Pam Goodman and Mindy Berman

October 26, 2016
Harvard Hillel sought a kosher deal for striking food workers
JTA – Featuring former RYFTI VP of Social Justice, Gabe Gold Hodgkin

September 30, 2016
Rabbi Elaine Zecher: Boston’s First Female Rabbi
Jewish Journal

September 23, 2016
10 Terrific High Holiday Books for Kids
ReformJudaism.org

September 22, 2016
The Installation of Rabbi Zecher
The Jewish Advocate

September 19, 2016
Newton Woman Becomes First Female Rabbi of Boston Temple
The Newton Patch

September 7, 2016
For Boston’s Temple Israel, a trailblazing senior rabbi
The Boston Globe

September 6, 2016
Meet Rabbi Elaine Zecher, Temple Israel’s First Woman Senior Rabbi
Jewish Boston

September 2, 2016
Stoneham teen gets $36,000 to help fund his mission
The Boston Globe

September 1, 2016
Boston Arts Czar Says We Missed One In Our Public Art Rankings
WBUR – The ARTery

August 20, 2016
Postcards from a journey of remembrance and hope
The Boston Globe

August 19, 2016
Area teen awarded $36K scholarship
The Jewish Advocate

August 9, 2016
A Teenager on a Homelessness Crusade
Jewish Boston

August 9, 2016
Civil Rights Journey: A Lasting Impact
Mitzvah Corps

TI Teen Max Davis wins Diller award
Diller Tikkun Olam Awards

July 29, 2016
Where in The World Should We Look for Solutions to The American ‘Divide’?
Diplomatic Courier

July 25, 2016
The lawyer who’s setting global legal standards from Boston
The Boston Globe

July 22, 2016
Area Rabbis remember, hope during German trip
The Jewish Advocate

July 9, 2016
In wake of violence, Boston faith leaders band together
The Boston Globe

July 8, 2016
Boston Clergy Meets Following Dallas Ambush
Yahoo News

July 8, 2016
Farmers Markets Bring Fresh Food to the LMA
MASCO

July 6, 2016
Elaine Abrams takes home two Best of Show awards
Wicked Local

July 3, 2016
Fond memories of Elie Wiesel in Boston
The Boston Globe

July 1, 2016
HONORABLE Mentschen
Jewish Advocate

June 20, 2016
SAPERS & WALLACK win Massachusetts Family Business of the Year
SAPERS & WALLACK

June 17, 2016
Mayyim Chayyim Honors Two, Awards Two More
Jewish Advocate

June 13, 2016
Vowing that the power of love will always defeat hatred
PBS NewsHour

June 9, 2016
Milestones: Step by Step
Jewish Boston

June 8, 2016
This year’s best-rated CEO by employees is someone you’ve probably never heard of
The Washington Post

June 2, 2016
16 Clergy Arrested for Blocking Pipeline Construction: Here’s Why
The Huffington Post

May 31, 2016
This is Purely Theoretical
Jewish Women’s Archive: Rising Voices

May 27, 2016
Clerical activism, public safety, climate change
Jewish Advocate

May 27, 2016
A Prayer for West Roxbury—and the World
Beacon Broadside

May 26, 2016
Active Travels owners offer personalized vacations to customers
Boston Herald

May 25, 2016
Clergy arrested at West Roxbury pipeline protest
Universal Hub

May 25, 2016
16 clergy members arrested at West Roxbury Lateral gas pipeline protest
Wicked Local

May 25, 2016
Rabbi, cantor arrested in clergy gas pipeline protest
The Jewish Advocate

The Sacred Calling: Four Decades Of Women In The Rabbinate
Central Conference of American Rabbis

May 20, 2016
Stalin’s end, the future of Soviet Jewry
The Jewish Advocate

May 18, 2016
The new age of mahjong
The Boston Globe

May 13, 2016
From the Mayor’s Office: Community Prayer Breakfast is May 25
Wicked Local

May 8, 2016
Brookline resident, rabbi of Temple Israel in Boston opts for retirement
Brookline TAB

April 29, 2016
A child survivor of the Holocaust
The Boston Globe

April 23, 2016
Hadassah Foundation elects Brookline women to board
Wicked Local

April 20, 2016
Professor Arthur Segel Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Harvard Business School

April 19, 2016
Hadassah Foundation Announces New Leadership: Five New Women Named to Board
Hadassah Foundation

April 13, 2016
The ‘30-Minute Seder’ is rabbinically approved. But is it too short? Or too long?
The Boston Globe

April 13, 2016
What’s nu? Riverway revelry
The Boston Globe

April 11, 2016
Joint Statement of AJC Boston and JCRC Concerning Newton Public Schools

April 8, 2016
Activists disrupt Newton forum on prejudice
The Boston Globe

April 5, 2016
Rabbi Lila Kagedan: A history-making title in Orthodox Judaism
CNN

April 4, 2016
Inspiring Testimony: Stories of Surviving Genocide
Facing History and Ourselves

March 17, 2016
Recognition of Genocide Long Overdue
Jewish Journal

March 15, 2016
White House Makes History, Hires First Transgender LGBT Liaison
Tablet Magazine

March 14, 2016
Q&A with Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, the White House’s Primary LGBT Liaison
My Jewish Learning

March 9, 2016
How We Engaged Older Adults and Transformed Temple Life
URJ Blog

March 8, 2016
Dover resident honored by Boston Police Foundation
Metrowest Daily News

March 4, 2016
Commissioner Evans Joins Officials from 57 Jurisdictions and 13 States in the “Do Not Stand Idly By” (DNSIB) Campaign
BPD News

February 25, 2016
Reform Movement holds first official prayer service at Western Wall
The Jerusalem Post

February 22, 2016
Temple member Saul Kurlat honored by American Technion Society
The Jewish Journal

February 22, 2016
Yad b’Yad Recipient: Rabbi Suzie Jacobson
ARJEachshav

February 19, 2016
Aliyah
The Times of Israel

February 5, 2016
Brookline resident, Holocaust survivor recognized at State House event
The Jewish Advocate

February 5, 2016
At 97, Charlotte Fellman goes home again
The Boston Globe

January 27, 2016
Elaine Zecher elected as senior rabbi of Temple Israel of Boston
The Jewish Advocate

January 22, 2016
Getting teens out of their comfort zone
The Boston Globe

January 21, 2016
Temples Evolving
The Jewish Advocate

January 21, 2016
Dresses Our Brides Have Worn
The New York Times

January 14, 2016
Female Orthodox Rabbi Poised to Make History With Job at New Jersey Synagogue
Haaretz

January 8, 2016
Pulpit on the Common
The Times of Israel

December 29, 2015
Food editor Sheryl Julian says goodbye
The Boston Globe

December 18, 2015
Chronicling women’s history, writers celebrate their own
The Boston Globe

December 16, 2015
Chai in the Hub 2016 Winners: Andrew Oberstein
CJP

December 16, 2015
I’m Proudly Jewish and I Love Christmas—Is That So Wrong?
Boston Magazine

December 14, 2015
Trump’s “Willing Executioners”?
The Times of Israel

December 9, 2015
ASP brings Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ to Brookline
Wicked Local

December 7, 2015
Belmont Receives Top State Honor for Outstanding Work in Energy Efficiency
LinkedIn

December 4, 2015
Efforts made to prevent backlash against Muslims after attack
WCVB Boston

December 4, 2015
BPD chief says backlash against Muslims won’t be tolerated
Boston Globe

December 3, 2015
The Festival of Lights is now an MFA tradition
Jewish Advocate

December 2, 2015
1000 Rabbis Sign Letter In Support of Welcoming Refugees
HIAS

November 27, 2015
New Parents Wonder: Why Select a Jewish Preschool?
Jewish Advocate

November 20, 2015
Commemorating the Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin
Jewish Journal

November 12, 2015
Brookline resident writes teen book about his experience in concentration camp
Wicked Local

Somewhere There Is Still A Sun
Parents’ Choice

November 12, 2015
In Wayland antique shop, many hands make lights work
Boston Globe

November 6, 2015
URJ Biennial: Temple’s Amsler Offers Governance Guidance
Atlanta Jewish Times

November 6, 2015
Several local synagogues succeeding while others contending with challenges
The Jewish Advocate

November 4, 2015
I wanted to Hear that Rabin Was Going to Be Fine
Times of Year Course

October 22, 2015
Barney’s ‘Frank’ military talk propels a herculean crusade
The Times of Israel

October 20, 2015
How Geraldine Brooks Was Inspired by King David and Leonard Cohen
Forward

October 20, 2015
With The Conversation Sabbath, Dozens Of Clergy Hope To Get People Talking About Death
HuffPost Religion

October 19, 2015
Eye On Education: Boston Program Adds Year Of Learning Between 8th & 9th Grade
CBS Local

October 8, 2015
One Conversation That Can Make a Difference
Jewish Journal

September 30, 2015
Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes
Here & Now With Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson

September 29, 2015
A Letter from the Greater Boston Food Bank

September 24, 2015
Hadassah Walk for Health Draws in 60
Jewish Journal

September 13, 2015
‘The Boys Who Challenged Hitler’ and ‘Somewhere There Is Still a Sun’
The New York Times

September 11, 2015
A Bridge to the Sun
Jewish Journal

September 10, 2015
Boston Jews Lament Israel’s Summer of Homegrown Terrorism
The Times of Israel

September 3, 2015
A Vision of What Prayer Can Be
Jewish Journal

August 31, 2015
Rabbi Mehlman’s Journey for Justice

August 29, 2015
Newton’s Robert Fishman named among ‘Best Lawyers’
Newton TAB

August 29, 2015
NAACP “America’s Journey for Justice” passes through Carolinas
ABC News

August 28, 2015
Local clergy to have end-of-life discussions with congregants
Jewish Advocate

August 8, 2015
Temple Israel’s Trip to Cuba Makes Headlines
Boston Globe

August 5, 2015
Rabbi Susan Abramson, first rabbinic intern with Rabbi Mehlman, takes on a human issue
Boston Globe

July 31, 2015
Rabbi Gittelsohn is the focus of a new book 
Jewish Advocate

July 30, 2015
Lawmakers override Baker’s education funding vetoes
Boston Globe

July 14, 2015
Rabbi Friedman Influences ‘Entrepreneurial’ Rabbi
Atlanta Jewish Times

June 24, 2015
What’s in a name? TILLI Coordinator Lila Kagedan Becomes the first woman in North America to accept the title “Rabbi”
Canadian Jewish News

June 12, 2015
Boston’s Temple Israel sends young lobbyists to Beacon Hill
Jewish Advocate

June 5, 2015
The Daily Show Makes Infrastructure Funny
Planetizen

Reform Movement Shakes up the High Holidays with New Prayerbook
Jewish Advocate

June 3, 2015
Teen Empowerment’s Celebration of Hope and Caring
Boston Globe

June 1, 2015
Senate recommends funding for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Law
Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

May 13, 2015
Does God want Dzokhar Tsarnaev to get the death penalty?,
WCAI.org

May 8, 2015
Temple Israel, don’t be intimidated by the noisy minority,
The Jewish Advocate

May 1, 2015
Applause for Temple Israel, The Jewish Advocate

May 1, 2015
Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Community, Keshet Boston

April 27, 2015
Rabbi Zecher leads service to install Rabbi Jonah Pesner as
Director of the RAC, Consultation on Conscience

April 27, 2015
Fain Award Winner- TIKKUN: To Take on the World, Religious
Action Center

April 22, 2015
An American Teenager Helps Make History at the Western Wall,
Reform Judaism.org

April 22, 2015
Religious Leaders Debate The Death Penalty For Tsarnaev, Radio
Boston (WBUR)

April 16, 2015
Urban Jewish Transformations
Journal of Urban History

April 12 2015
Rabbi Friedman Helps Kindle the Flame of Remembrance at Yom HaShoah Ceremony, Boston Globe

March 31, 2015
TI Member is Adding ‘magic’ and meaning to the Passover Seder,
Boston Globe

March 29, 2015
Rabbi Zecher advises on Sanctuary for the Soul, Boston Herald

March 18, 2015
Rabbi Rick Jacobs Responds to Israeli Election Results,
URJ.org

March 17, 2015
Rabbi Soffer on the Honest Message of Despair, CCAR Rav Blog

March 10, 2015
Young Lobbyists in Push to Fund Homelessness Law They Helped Pass,
State House News Service

March 10, 2015
Young lobbyists fighting for funding to help homeless,
WWLP.com

March 1, 2015
Clergy Trying to Lift The Spirits in Boston,
The Weather Channel

February 26, 2015
Boston’s Interfaith Clergy Send A YouTube Message To Storm-Battered City,
Huffington Post

February 23, 2015
YouTube video shows Boston’s snow no joke for rabbis, imams and reverends,
FoxNews.com

February 21, 2015
Interfaith leaders urge solidarity in snow video,
The Boston Globe

Press Releases

May 22, 2017

The Tent Wins New CJP/Jim Joseph Teen Engagement Grant
Cambridge-to-Boston Bus and More Coming This Fall to The Tent

May 19, 2017

Temple Israel Selected for Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project
A collaboration between CJP and the Ruderman Family Foundation

April 20, 2016

The Blessing of Welcoming Rabbi Jen Gubitz to Temple Israel
A letter from Rabbi Zecher and President Chris Noe to the Congregation

March 1, 2016

Boston Police Commissioner Makes Endorsement on Temple Israel Podcast
Commissioner Evans agrees to join Gun Buyers Research Group

January 21, 2016

Temple Israel Announces New Senior Rabbi
Rabbi Elaine Zecher becomes our new, and first female, Senior Rabbi

December 21, 2015

Temple Israel Launches Podcast: Pulpit on the Common
An ongoing conversation on the intersection of faith and public life

December 14, 2015

Temple Israel Welcomes Segun Idowu for Annual Sabbath of Justice
Co-organizer of the Boston Police Camera Action Team

November 5, 2015

Saul Kaye Performs Jewish Blues at Temple Israel of Boston
Annual Herbert M. Karol Music Service

October 13, 2015

Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson Visits Temple Israel of Boston
Maxwell and Roberta Burstein Scholar-In-Residence Weekend

September 24, 2015

Temple Israel of Boston Welcomes Former Congressman Barney Frank
21st Annual Joy Ungerleider Jewish Book Month Program

September 21, 2015

Installation of Rabbi Suzie Jacobson as Rabbi and Education Director of Temple Israel of Boston
Program led by Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld and Rabbi Dan Judson of Hebrew College

September 21, 2015

The Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel of Boston Receives National Certification as Nature Explore Classroom
Awarded through Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation

April 23, 2015

What Now? Challenges and Opportunities for Peace and Democracy in Israel
An Evening with Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street President & Daniel Sokatch, New Israel Fund CEO

April 7, 2015

Yom HaShoah Candle-Lighting Concert with BSO Members
Survivors and their families are invited to participate in candle-lighting

February 27, 2015

Boston Interfaith Clergy Video Received Unprecedented Response
Over 18,500 Views in Less Than a Week

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