Weekly Bulletin: August 27

Upcoming Events At A Glance...

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Interfaith People's Choir
on the Green

Saturday, August 31, 10AM: Come one, come all to a sing-a-long celebration at the Greenfield Common led by Rabbi Andrea and other local faith leaders. Music sets, chants, sing-alongs and readings will be raised up at this non-traditional Sabbath service. We the People are the featured musicians for this particular Farmer's Market. Bring drums and invite your friends!

First Friday with
Deb Habib & Ricky Baruch

Join us on September 7, 6 PM, for a First Friday reading, conversation and signing of Making Love While Farming with the authors: Ricky Baruch and Deb Habib, co-founders of Seeds of Solidarity Farm and Education Center.

The book talk will be followed by a simple supper. The Rabbi will supply soup and bread - your contributions of salads, sides, and desserts are much appreciated. The Temple Kitchen is under construction, so please bring your own bowl & silverware for this meal. Let us know you are coming by responding to this email.

Weekly Vigil in Support of Detainees at the Border

The Refugee Support Project invites all to join us on The Commons each Saturday at 10 AM to stand in support of asylum seekers at our borders. For more information, contact Liz Kelner - 575-779-0282 or

Seasonal Work Staffing Shelters

We have heard from folks wanting to volunteer to staff shelters this winter. Jay Sachetti of Servicenet encourages folks who are interested in volunteering to instead apply to be seasonal part time staff with Servicenet for this effort.

Please email Jay Sachetti ( or Elizabeth Bienz (  if you are interested in applying.

Host Families Needed

Jackie Walsh of Shelburne is reaching out to Temple Israel members because there is an urgent need for hosts for international students arriving momentarily to go to high school in the area.

Would you consider hosting?  Even a committment through Sept. 30 or Oct. 15 would allow us to get them here until we find a yearlong host family.  

You do not need a child attending school to host. You don't have to be a gourmet cook. You can work, be busy, and lead a normal American life. Your house doesn't have to be perfect!  The only language you need is English. The students LOVE our area -- the hills, the stars, the seasons, the openness of the residents, snow, the farms, the little downtowns. They do really well when their host family is part of a tight community, such as Temple Israel.
More info: and 413-625-9413

Community Announcements

September 3, 10, 17 & 24, 7:15-9PM: Mak'hela Open Rehearsals

Mak'hela, the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts, holds open rehearsals for anyone interested in exploring whether they want to join. More info: or


September 28, 12:15-2PM: Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle @ CBI

Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle will be at the CBI Library on September 28th, where she'll be talking about her experiences after a week in Israel. More info:

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