Weekly Bulletin: May 21

Upcoming Events At A Glance...

Page to Stage: Free Puppet Show

Sunday, June 2, 11 AM @ Temple Israel: Felicia Sloin & Kate Holdsworth present their puppet show PAGE TO STAGE - a free musical puppet show where books come to life! Join us in the Temple Israel Sanctuary for this Book & Puppet event for elementary and pre-school families.
This program is a gift to our community from the Lander Grinspoon Academy.

Hebrew Chant with Rabbi Shefa

Preparing for Revelation with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Thursday, June 6, 7-9 PM
Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St, Greenfield
$10-18 Suggested Donation

In counting the days of the Omer, we are preparing ourselves to become the vessels for God's Presence and messengers for the Divine Word. God instructs Moses to tell us to make ourselves holy for the Day of Revelation, to wash our garments and get ready!

We will joyfully prepare for revelation with this evening of Hebrew Chant. The Chant will help us connect with our longing for Truth, clear our minds, open our hearts and strengthen our commitment to receive Torah anew.

Doors 6:45. Be prompt! More info/RSVP:

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Tikkun Layl Shavuot

Saturday, June 8, 8PM-Midnight: enLighten the Night by learning Torah and teachings together on the evening of Shavuot. We will re-enact Receiving the Torah by studying layers of text together. We'll obesrve the traditions of reading the book of Ruth and enjoying dairy based snacks.

Topics we'll be learning include: Jewish Intentional Communities, Refugee songs a la Ruth and Naomi, Jewish teachings about animal care and animal rights, Yiddish midrash/teaching tales, Hebrew is Magic (Really), and others!

Free cheese cake!

If you have a favorite teaching you'd like to share, contact Rabbi Andrea (

Community Announcements

Thursday, May 30 (Rain Date June 6), 8AM-4PM: Build Community Labyrinth @ Sts. James & Andrew Campus Federal/Church Streets, Greenfield

A team of volunteers will build a community labyrinth at the corner of Church and Federal Streets. Sign up to help by emailing or at Temple Israel.

Friday, May 31: Kirtan Shabbat Service @ CBI Northampton

There will be three Kirtan Shabbat services with Rabbi Andrew Hahn, sponsored by CBI. All the last Friday evening of the month from 6-7:30pm, with kiddish, food and maybe more singing afterwards. The kirtans will be held in the LGA auditorium. They will be free and open to all—no need to know Hebrew or be Jewish. Any help, though, with funding for the food would be so appreciated! Please contact Amy Meltzer, if you can volunteer, help, and/or have ideas for food funding.

Sunday, June 2, 2 PM: Hadassah Literary Cafe @ Congregation B'nai Israel Northampton Library

You are invited to hear the following writers read from their work: Caroline Batson, Robert Cohen, Chaia Heller, Lesléa Newman, Joyce Rosenfeld, Cynthia White. Refreshments will be served. Donations appreciated to support Youth Aliya/Children at Risk.

Saturday June 22, 7 PM: Out! For Reel LGBTQ Comedy Show: The El-Salomons! @ Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton

Starring the funniest, smartest, Jewish-Palestinian, lesbian, feminist, married couple on Earth (hyperbole so noted), “The El-Salomons!” is a hilarious, must-see comedy show. Talented comedians Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini entertain with laugh out loud humor as they bash stereotypes, anti-semitism, islamophobia, homophobia, and sexism. Tickets: $20 Advance / $25 Door. More information:

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