TI Weekly: Oct. 9, 2018

Upcoming Events At A Glance...

Shabbat Shalom

Join us this Saturday, Oct 13 at 10 AM for a creative Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Andrea, followed by a study of The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel

This is a beautifully written book that can enrich our understanding and practice of the central spiritual ideal of Judaism. "Judaism is a religion of time: it finds meaning not in space and the material things that fill it but in time and the eternity that imbues it, so that the Sabbath is our great cathedral." from The Sabbath.

Come for services at 10am and stay or just bring some lunch to share at 12pm and join in for the study. Either way just come! We will have copies of the book to share and will be reading it together as we study.

Learn Hebrew at TI

Hebrew Classes are Happening Thursdays at Temple Israel! Continuing Hebrew with Rabbi Andrea meets at 6 PM, and our FREE 5-week Beginning Hebrew Class with Anne Hartheimer meets at 7 PM beginning this week. Sign up by responding to this email. 

Film Screening: Food for Change

Flyer for "Food for Change" moviePlease join us on October 24 for a screening of the film Food For Change, a documentary film about Food Coops. The Director, Steve Alves, will be present at this screening! Presented in collaboration with Green Fields Market. Doors at 6:30; Screening at 7. Suggested donation $5-18; no one turned away for lack of funds. Light refreshments will be served. View the trailer at:

We apologize for omitting the date in last week's e-bulletin!

Night of Shattered Glass

November 11, 2-8 PM

Temple Israel presents an afternoon of reflections on memory, suffering, resilience, and identity, in commemoration of the events of Kristallnacht / Night of Shattered Glass, 80 years ago. Join us for an illuminating and challenging study on trauma, healing, justice, and empathy.

The afternoon will include a screening of the new award-winning documentary film Who Will Write Our History, The Jar of Tears storytelling performance by Maggid David Arfa, and a text study on the work of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira - the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Please view our website for the full schedule.

$10-40 suggested donation.
Major funding provided by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Refugee Support
Silent Auction

There are 3 weeks left 
until our Silent Auction 10/27 to benefit NuDay Syria.  We Have Excellent items to bid on and....we are Still Accepting Donations - until tomorrow, 10/10! 10/27 will surely be a festive evening for a cause that desperately needs our help. For all inquiries please email

Community Calendar

October 10, 6:00 PM: Who is Our Neighbor? Monthly Meeting of IFCFC @ The Brick House, Turners Falls

As federal agencies continue to tighten restrictions on immigrant status and increase raids and deportations across the country, the Interfaith Council of Franklin County will meet in Turners Falls on Wednesday, October 10, to explore how local groups are responding to needs in the local immigrant community. Continuing the theme of “Who Is My Neighbor?” taken up in a public forum on homelessness in September, speakers from the Center for New Americans, Montague Catholic Social Ministries and Mount Toby Friends Immigrant Solidarity will report on current efforts to provide support and how local residents may help. The event is free and open to the public. Email with any questions.

October 14, 4-8 PM: Village Neighbors Launch Party @ Shutesbury Athletic Club

Village Neighbors, a non-profit volunteer organization to help elders in Shutesbury, Leverett, New Salem and Wendell age in place, will hold its Grand Opening Party on October 14, 2018, at the Shutesbury Athletic Club from 4 to 8 pm. The event, free to residents of the four towns, will include dinner, raffles, promotional gifts and oldies musicRSVP to or 413-345-6894 to be entered in the raffle and to request a song from the DJ. Visit us at

October 30-November 3: Cantor Linda Hirschorn artist-in-residence @ Brattleboro Area Jewish Community

BAJC welcomes nationally famed performer, teacher, and composer Cantor Linda Hirschhorn for a weeklong artist-in-residence program. Cantor Hirschhorn will offer three three-hour workshop/rehearsals for people of all ages and backgrounds. At the end of the week the intergenerational choir that has been working to learn Cantor Hirschhorn’s songs will sing at a Friday night service with her and share in a final concert program with her on Saturday night.  Workshops are open to all, regardless of age, musical background, or religious affiliation.

April 28: Teen Trip to Poland and Israel w/ Springfield JCC

Jewish teens in 10th-12th grade are invited to join teens from across the world in the March of The Living, 2019! To apply, e-mail Sonia Wilk- More information:

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