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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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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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A Testimony

  • Posted by Matt Soffer
  • On June 28, 2017
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Testimony before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy Rabbi Matthew Soffer, Temple Israel of Boston Massachusetts State House June 20, 2017   I’d like to thank the Chairs, Sen. Barrett and Rep. Golden, as well as the Vice Chairs, Sen. Brady and Rep. Chan, and the members of this esteemed and essential Committee, […]
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The Noble Transformation of the Volunteer

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On June 14, 2017
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Remarks originally delivered by Andrew Tarsy at the JFS MetroWest Annual Meeting – Framingham State University on June 13, 2017 “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to […]
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Taking on Criminal Justice Reform and Growing Our Power to Seek Justice

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On June 1, 2017
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by Ruth Klepper & Barbara Berke   LEVITICUS 25:10. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.   On May 18, […]
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My Immigration Story

  • Posted by Tali Puterman
  • On May 4, 2017
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[At the culmination of a congregational trip to the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, I shared the following story at the office of U.S. Senator Ed Markey in support of legislation calling for immigration reform.]   Our Jewish tradition urges us to welcome and protect the stranger. In Leviticus, the text commands us to love […]
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