Weekly Bulletin: February 16

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Participation links for upcoming events are sent out twice a week in an email titled "How To Participate." If you haven't received that email before, we will gladly add you to the list - simply hit "reply" and let us know!

Upcoming Gatherings

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Farming While Black

Friday, February 19, 7 PM: Farming While Black with speaker Leah Penniman.

Join us for a series of third Friday shabbat gatherings. We'll share blessings and songs and then learn with a featured speaker on a theme of social justice. These Shabbat gatherings are free to attend; please consider a donation to support this and other programs at TIG! You can contribute by mailing a check or using our online donation page

Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol farmer, author, mother, and food justice activist who has been tending the soil and organizing for an anti-racist food system for over 20 years. She currently serves as founding co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York, a people-of-color led project that works toward food and land justice. Her book is Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land. Find out more about Leah's work at and follow her @soulfirefarm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Full bio here. Ms. Penniman will be speaking from her latest book, Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice.

Registration required to receive Zoom link:
Click Here to Register for Leah Penniman's Talk!

Critical Connections Film Screening: White Noise

Tuesday, February 23, 7 PM: TIG is co-sponsoring a film screening and discussion produced by Critical Connections:

Join filmmaker Daniel Lombroso, Professor Linda Tropp, and Attorney Tahirah Amatul Wadud to discuss the rise of the white nationalist movement, the underlying motives of its members, and its impact on targeted communities.

7:00PM - 8:15PM

Join Zoom Meeting

We are excited to welcome guests from Critical Connections for this screening and panel discussion for WHITE NOISE. You can stream the film from February 15-24 2021 and join us for our panel discussion LIVE on February 23 at 7pm ET.

The Atlantic's first feature documentary is the definitive inside story of the alt-right. With unprecedented, exclusive access, White Noise tracks the rise of far-right nationalism and the terrifying heart of the movement--explosive protests, riotous parties, and the rooms where populist and racist ideologies are refined, weaponized, and injected into the mainstream. As white nationalist violence surges in America and across the world, White Noise represents an urgent warning about the power of extremism, and where it's going next.

View trailer here


"RIVETING. LIVELY AND DISTURBING. Lombroso did his homework, embedding himself with these people for several years, so that he won their trust and became privy to their private lives."

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"FASCINATING, OUTRAGEOUS AND DISTURBING. An expertly edited, four-year immersion into a phenomenon that has shaped the volatile politics of our time. Its intimate and empathetic approach might be a more potent way of countering those who promote such toxic ideas than blunting confrontation."

Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

Visit This Link to Stream the Film

Purim Celebrations

Celebrate Purim with Temple Israel Greenfield on Thursday, February 25!

5:30 PM:
Families! Join an early Purim celebration for the children. Children can dress as their favorite character from the story and have masks for as many characters as they want ready for our telling of the story. All are welcome to continue with the rest of the congregation when they join at 6 PM.

6 PM: Megilla Reading & Purim Shpeil:
This Purim we retell the ancient story of beauty, danger, intrigue and drama with a cast of thousands, a full musical score, and sock puppets. Intrigued? Intrigued enough to pop in to our zoom room at 6PM with your noise makers, beverages and snacks? It may not be the Super Bowl but it will be wild.

Email us or sign up for our How to Participate list to get the link to join!

Community News/Events

Tuesday, February 23, 7PM: JALSA Community Town Meeting

Join the Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action (JALSA) to learn about how you and your congregation can take action on social, economic, environmental and racial justice issues.


Hear about JALSA's Action Teams and our issue workshops. Be part of the momentum to create meaningful change, acting on our Jewish values!


Sign up to get the Zoom link here:  JALSA’s Community Town Meeting 

Hebrew Free Loan Association offering interest-free loans

From the Hebrew Free Loan Association: We offer interest-free loans to Jewish individuals and families whose needs are urgent and who may not qualify for personal loans from a bank or other financial institution.

These loans have met critical needs such as emergencies, school tuition, car-related expenses, home repairs, life cycle events, medical expenses, and debt consolidation.

Loans range from $200-$7200 including Education Loans.
Loans under $3600 require ONE cosigner
Loans $3600-$7200 require TWO cosigners

Visit the HFLA website for more info!

Thursday, March 22, 6:30-8:30 PM: Sunderland Public Library hosts a Conversation About Racism

On Thursday, March 11, at 6:30 PM, the Sunderland Public Library will host a program titled “Conversation About Racism: Staying Curious, Moving Forward, and Being Part of the Solution.” Three African-American residents of Greenfield — Gloria Matlock, Jeanne Hall, and Richard Hall — will share their experiences of what it means to be Black in Franklin County, in Massachusetts, and in the U.S. generally. The program will take place online, over Zoom. For the Zoom link and more information:

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