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Beyond and Because of Antisemitism

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On October 4, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat and the High Holy Days. This week I offer my sermon from Rosh Hashanah. If you prefer to listen to it as a podcast, go HERE When did you first realize that antisemitism[i] might be about you? Of course you remember. […]
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Imperfect

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On September 27, 2019
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat and this week Rosh Hashanah.   Tis the season of imperfection! What kind of religious tradition does that? Turns out, it is ours. Created in the image of the Divine,aren’t we supposed to mirror Him? Her? They? It? Turns out, […]
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Circles and Circles of Sorrow

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On August 11, 2019
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So what do we do? How do we live, and how have we lived, from summer weekend to summer weekend, from month to month, and year to year, century to century amid circles and circles of sorrow? Whether personal, communal, national or global, how do we live and how have we lived when it seems as if we go from destruction to destruction to destruction, from grieving to yearning to wailing?
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Temple Israel of Boston Becomes the first Reform congregation in New England to earn the GreenFaith Energy Shield

  • Posted by Traci Laichter
  • On January 15, 2019
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Temple Israel of Boston is the first Reform congregation in New England to earn the Energy Shield, an environmental merit badge conferred by GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental organization. The goal of the GreenFaith Energy Shield program is to engage faith communities on the topic of energy conservation and make tangible advances in five areas: Reducing […]
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Collusion and Complicity

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On December 14, 2018
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings! As we begin this week’s Torah portion, we enter into one of the most dramatic scenes of the Torah. Last week’s portion ended with a cliffhanger. Since Jacob’s sons have traveled to Egypt to procure food because of a terrible famine, they have had to deal with the most powerful man […]
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The Power of Conversation (Hear and Respond)

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On November 23, 2018
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By Dru Greenwood, Co-Chair of the TI-GBIO Core Team   It’s the eve of Thanksgiving, and I’m feeling grateful, not only for dear family and friends, but for the amazing community we wove over the past year right here at Temple Israel and through our engagement with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO). Last spring […]
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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

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • 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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