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Why I Want You to Vote Yes on 3

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On October 14, 2018
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By Elizabeth As much as I hate referring to transgender protections as “the bathroom bill,” the fact is, the bathroom is on everyone’s mind. And whether or not the opposition is putting out scary ads, the bathroom is a scary place.   For me, the mother of a 19-year-old transgender son, the bathroom has been […]
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Action for Such a Time as This

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  • On October 4, 2018
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Monday, October 22, GBIO Action at the ISBCC The seeds of compassion and indignation at injustice sown last spring in TI’s Community Conversations For Such a Time as This are bearing fruit, certainly in TI’s own justice initiatives. In addition, the power of the stories we told, joined to those shared in the 40 other […]
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Shofar

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On September 7, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat and this week, Rosh Hashanah. As we prepare to enter the Days of Awe and to hear and to hearken to the sounds of the shofar, I share with you a way to understand the blasts as a metaphor for the journey of […]
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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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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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