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

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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Searching for Your Teacher, When All That’s Left is His Teaching

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On May 12, 2018
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Story adapted from the Chassidic Tale, “the Ocean of Tears,” as printed in Leaves from the Garden of Eden, by Howard Schwartz It was with great sadness this week that the Jewish community lost a truly beloved Professor to so many. The President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Aaron Panken was our […]
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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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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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Consider helping a Yazidi Refugee Family

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On February 27, 2018
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Please consider helping a Yazidi refugee family who has lived through an unspeakable nightmare. We’ve all seen the photographs of refugees being attacked in their villages by ISIS, living in unsanitary conditions in crowded camps, or huddled in small and shaky boats as they attempt to cross rivers or oceans. We mostly stand idly by […]
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Weigh In

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On February 9, 2018
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way to Shabbat. A Chasidic story with useful imagery: A man died and was brought before the Heavenly Court. When his wrongdoings and good deeds were placed on the scales, his transgressions far outweighed the good deeds he had done. Suddenly a fur […]
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