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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 Guest Author
  • 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 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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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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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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