Weekly Bulletin: November 10

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Upcoming Gatherings

Locations (virtual/real) noted in brackets after event name. To receive Zoom links, ask us to subscribe you to our "How to Participate" Email!
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Don White Concert


November 19 at 7 p.m.

There is no one-word description for what Don White does. He's an award-winning singer/songwriter, a comedian, an author, and a storyteller. He's been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for thirty years, released ten CDs, three live DVDs, and a book, Memoirs of a C Student. For more information about Don's work, please check out the videos and music here:

We've had the pleasure of hosting Don for a live concert the past several Novembers. This year, he is doing a concert to benefit Temple Israel live on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube!

Zoom Meeting ID: 856 6623 8071
Password: 793408
Facebook Live:

To watch Don in action, enjoy the Accordion Door Story!

Dream Interpretation
in the Jewish Tradition

Saturday, November 21, 7 PM:

Rabbi Andrea leads a study of Biblical and Talmudic sources about dream interpretation as we head into the winter months and their long nights. All are welcome. 

Zoom link will be shared in our How to Participate email - check in with us if you are not on that list.

Suggested donation for not-yet-members $10-18 payable via check or online at this link

The Great Judaica Book Give Away and Exchange Celebration

The Great Judaica Book Give Away and Exchange Celebration
L'kvod HaSefer
November 22, 1-3 PM
Schoen Books, 7 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield
(next to thrift store and across from town cemetery)

Free books and book exchange. Build your library and keep books circulating!
Please no moldy books or books not in good condition.
A tzedakah box will be out to support local food banks....
Please let your shul mates and friends know....
If weather is inclement snow etc. the event will be rescheduled;
if not sure 413 665-0066 after 9am that morning.

Mask wearing will be mandatory and social distancing.

Parking available at the thrift store next door.
Volunteers are needed for set up and break down.  Leftover books can be dropped at Roundabout Books at 26 Kenwood, Greenfield. Please email rabbi[@] if you can help at 12 or 3

Thank You!

We want to extend a special thank you to our community members who have donated recently to our building fund:
  • Mark Abramson
  • Lenore & Marty Glaser
  • Michael Singer
Thank you for your contributions, which will help maintain our beautiful building for years to come!

Community Events

Ethiopian Kabbalat Shabbat
in Honor of Sigd
Friday, November 13 / 12pm PT
Be'chol Lashon presents a special Ethiopian Kabbalat Shabbat service with music, prayer, and storytelling. Featuring Rudy Beinsin from "The Voice Israel," Sigdiyada festival founder Shai Ferdu, Prof. Ephraim Isaac, and Be'chol Lashon's Beza Abebe. Cosponsored by PJ Library.


Silverthorne Theater is honored to once again bring to audiences an important piece of dramatic writing, The Tattooed Man Tells All - a vital voice in the telling of the stories of the Holocaust.  Peter Wortsman's gripping solo piece, was woven from a series of interviews conducted, on a fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, in Vienna in 1975 with witnesses to and survivors of the Holocaust, the scene of Western Civilization's worst excesses.
Silverthorne's filmed version of the play will be broadcast online by Silverthorne Theater Company on November 13-14, 2020 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at This production is a fundraiser for Silverthorne Theater Company. There will be a free live Zoom discussion with the playwright immediately following the viewing on Friday, November 13th. The Zoom link will be posted closer to the show. 

Sunday, November 15, 11 AM - 4:30 PM: LimmudBoston eFestival 2020

Sign up now for LimmudFest 2020, a unique and inspiring online festival being held on Sunday, November 15 from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm. The eFest features superstars from across the Jewish world, like Israeli Educator Rachel Korazim, Racial Justice Activist MaNishtana, former White House chef Susan Barocas, rabbi and musician Menachem Creditor, Virginia-based musical group Trio Sefardi, and 30 additional teachers and performers. 
Special this year will be several sessions that celebrate the racial diversity within Judaism and explore issues of identity, justice, and acceptance here, and in Israel. Register at

Click here for tickets

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