Weekly Bulletin: October 29

Upcoming Gatherings

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November First Friday

Friday, November 1, 6 PM: On our regular First Friday Shabbat dinner together, Maya Laur and Sara Schley will report back on an impactful trip they took in August to San Antonio to work directly with Asylum seekers and immigrants in partnership with the non profit RAICES. Maya will share her writing to help "put a face on" a corner of the international migration challenges. 

Followed by a pot-luck supper with shabbat table blessings and songs. Rabbi Andrea will provide "simple supper," a hearty soup, breads and spreads. Feel free to supplement with other dishes if your schedule allows.

Hillula for Rabbi Kalonymus

Sunday, November 3, 10:30 AM: Rabbi Andrea and her study partner, Connie Smilowitz, will lead a morning minyan and study of the work of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, the "Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto" in honor of the 76th anniversary of his death. Followed by kiddush. All are welcome.

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: 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 also is a fundraiser for the Temple.

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

Community Announcements

Sunday, November 3, 10 AM - Noon: Rachel's Table Foodraiser @ Big Y Longmeadow

Join the community and put your shopping skills to use to feed our hungry neighbors. See if you can buy the most food for the least amount of dollars spent. Prizes are awarded for the greatest savings. All the food purchased will be donated directly to the agencies of Rachel’s Table. At our last Foodraiser, smart shoppers gathered more than $13,000 worth of much needed groceries. You can take advantage of the buy 1, get 2 at Big Y that day and your dollar donation will triple in value and serve more people. Your $5 entrance fee includes an awesome t-shirt and refreshments too. Everyone wins! More information at Rachel's Table's website


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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