Weekly Bulletin: November 5

Upcoming Gatherings

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Shabbat Morning

This Saturday, November 9, 10 AM: Rabbi Andrea will lead a meditative chanting service - spiritual sustenance for our challenging times. All are welcome. Service followed by kiddush and conversations.

Don White Concert

Don White, folksinger, songwriter, humorist and all around entertainer returns to the Temple for another fun filled performance. You'll laugh, cry, be moved and uplifted as Don entertains us again with his unique way of storytelling and songwriting. This concert includes a CD release of his new CD Live at the Guthrie Center.

Opening Act: The one & only Rabbi Andrea!

Sat. Nov. 9th
7:30 pm
Doors open at 7p
Admission: $20

Check out his website for more information about Don:

Come and bring friends. This concert is a fundraiser for the Temple! Carol Silver will also have jars of her Great Aunt Emma's Famous Hot Pickled Peppers and jewelry available for those who wish to contribute a little more towards the Temple.

More info or to reserve tickets,
Marsha Stone ~ ~ 773-0201

Real Teen Theater

Real Teen Theater will hold its kick off meeting This Sunday, November 10, 5-7 to discuss the first project for the year, a video project, and other goals and plans.
Meeting includes introductions, sharing of goals, projects and hopes. Open to Jewish teens (12-19) and allies. Plans for pizza dinner.

Please RSVP. No fee for TI members. Donations appreciated but not required.

Thank you to our Sukkah team

A hearty Thank You to the great team that assembled and broke down our Sukkah this year: Lew Becker, Bob Cherdack, Norm Hirschfeld, Archie Nahman, Carlos Oyola, Marsha Stone, & Lenore Styler!

National Havurah Retreat in Western MA

National Havurah Will Hold Its Winter Weekend Retreat in Western Mass, Dec 13-15, 2019
The National Havurah Committee, a network of havurot, individuals and communities, has held an annual week-long Summer Institute as well as weekend regional retreats for many decades. 
This-year’s New England retreat will be held at Camp Ramah, in Palmer, MA.
Music, Learning, and Spiritual Growth set the tone.  A vibrant, musical Kabbalat Shabbat service starts the weekend.  Friday evening continues with dinner, singing, and course sessions. On Saturday and Sunday, interact in a range of classes, take time for spirited prayer, walk in the woods or at the lake, learn and sing new songs, stretch your body and your mind.  There will also be a supervised program for children. Camp Ramah is about 75 minutes from Boston, MA or Hartford, CT; 90 minutes from Albany, NY, or Providence RI, and convenient to New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont locations.  Accommodations are simple, uncrowded, comfortable, and fully winterized.  Single rooms and "motel-style" rooms are also available.  Meals are kosher, with vegetarian options.  For full details, go to:
or click on: 

.....(also, please note: participants from the 413 Area Code and southern Vermont may qualify for 50% off thanks to a Jewish Family Camp grant available from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Visit

 Download the registration form

Community Announcements

November 5: 

November 9-10: Crafts of Colrain!

The Crafts of Colrain Open Studio tour is on Nov. 9-10 this year. Peggy Davis and Joe Kurland invite you to visit their studio/gallery. They will be open only on Sunday, 10-5. Special offer for the Temple community: Come before 1 p.m. and get a 10% discount! If you need a gift or something for your home you might just find it in their gallery or in any of the eighteen other studios on the tour. 

Peggy's work includes Hebrew and English calligraphic art, ketubot (Jewish marriage contracts), invitations, cards, jewelry, kipot, upcycled cloth and other fiber work. Joe exhibits photographs with themes of trains and trolleys, scenes from the Colrain countryside and elsewhere, and creative portraiture.

Saturday, November 16, 5:45 PM: Torathon: Legendary Jews Who Inspire Us @ Congregation Beth Israel, Worcester

Rabbis, cantors, educators, and musicians from across New England will join together in an evening of music and study. Includes a meaningful and spirited klezmer concert led by Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band and three 50-minute sessions of almost two dozen offerings of adult Jewish study. Tickets are $20.00 in advance until Thursday, November 14th, and $25.00 at the door. For high school and college students, prices are $5.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. To view the entire evening's program and to purchase tickets in advance go to

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