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Finding Friendships in Tikkun Olam

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On March 30, 2021
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One summer evening in 2017 I happened to come to Shabbat at Temple Israel and left with an unusually uplifted feeling.  The clergy, the congregation, the service, the staff all left me wanting more. I looked around at the diversity, at the intention, and was drawn to come again and again. I soon became a […]
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The GBIO Listening Campaign Comes to TI

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On March 30, 2021
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By Anne Licciardello “None of us alone is as strong as all of us together,” Imam Taymullah.   On Tuesday, March 16, over 1,400 people, with over 102 from TI, participated remotely in GBIO’s Refounding and Re-Launch. That night, 19 new member organizations officially joined the 40 prior members as we stood together for change. […]
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We Can Do Better

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On June 13, 2019
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Charleston, SC. There we stood on sacred ground, surrounded by voices of those who were forced to come.  They came on ships through the Middle Passage, shackled, yoked, stacked on shelves like items in a grocery store, stripped of their humanity—proud Africans made to bend under the whip of the slave trader; sold to white […]
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That Cup of Coffee from Ethiopia Comes with a Story

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On May 2, 2019
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By Evan I. Schwartz Some entrepreneurs have to rise above greater obstacles than others. Nefisa Siraj owns Cini Coffee in Brighton, which imports coffee beans from her native Ethiopia, the land where the coffee plant originated and was discovered by a legendary goatherder in the ninth century. As a mother of four who arrived in […]
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The Power of Conversation (Hear and Respond)

  • Posted by tisrael
  • 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 tisrael
  • 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 tisrael
  • 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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Why I’m participating in 10 Days (or more!) of Awe/Racial Justice Reflections

  • Posted by tisrael
  • 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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