February Riverway Shabbat


February 9, 2024


06:30 PM - 10:30 PM EDT


Shabbat Shalom! The Riverway Project of Temple Israel invites you to join us for our once-monthly Riverway Shabbat!

This month we welcome We welcome guest scholar Dr. Michal Raucher. Michal Raucher is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is a scholar of women in contemporary Judaism, reproductive ethics, and religious authority. Dr. Raucher’s first book, an ethnography of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish women’s reproductive ethics, titled Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women, was published by Indiana University Press in 2020. Dr. Raucher is writing her second book, The New Rabbis, an ethnography of the ordination of women in Orthodox Judaism in Israel and America. Currently, Dr. Raucher is conducting research on abortion and religion, interviewing Jews who have had abortions in America since 1973. Dr. Raucher earned her PhD in Religious Studies from Northwestern University. She also has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, The Jewish Theological Seminary, and Columbia University.

This month's registration form and schedule look a bit different than before, please reach out to Nalani (nhaueter@tisrael.org) with any questions. 

New Schedule!

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Musical Service: 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Drinks and Schmooze: 9:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.

Our musical and inclusive Riverway Shabbat service will begin at 8:00pm, followed by a chance to schmooze over drinks and desserts with old and new friends. The service and the dessert reception will remain open to anyone in their 20s/30s, free of charge. For those joining us online, the livestream of our service will begin at 8:00 p.m. 

The dinner* that previously followed our service will now occur before the service, beginning at 6:30pm. We are pleased to cover the cost of this dinner for members of Temple Israel, though we always welcome voluntary contributions. For non-members, we ask for $18 to help offset the cost of food and drinks. 

Membership at Temple Israel is a great way to deepen your relationship with this community, to stand up and be counted, and to affirm your investment in vibrant, accessible, intergenerational Jewish space. Membership rates for young adults start at only $36 for your first year and if there is a hardship, just let us know. If you are considering becoming a TI Member, we’d love to welcome you into the family. You can find more information here.

This event and our community are open to all. We are grateful to be able to offer Riverway Shabbat at no cost to those in their 20s and 30s in the Boston area. Please consider making a contribution so that we can serve the Riverway community all year long. We have options to donate at $9, $18, and $36 levels to support the creation of a musical and accessible experience! 

*Dinner at the Riverway Project is always kosher-style but not certified kosher. We always have gluten-free and vegan options but we cannot guarantee a lack of cross-contamination with allergens. Please reach out to Nalani (nhaueter@tisrael.org) with specific questions or concerns.

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