Weekly Bulletin: November 24

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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!
Visit our Website Calendar!
A very good turnout for the Judaica Book Giveaway this past Sunday at Schoen Books in South Deerfield with hundreds of books finding new homes. Archie and Phyllis Nahman and Peggy Davis helped organize and display the books.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Bimeulos Cooking Demonstration

TI-TV PRESENTS: Exclusive premiere of a new video created by Justin Sundell-Thomas and Ryan O'Donnell demonstrating how to make bimuelos, a traditional Sephardic Hanukkah dessert!
Justin Sundell-Thomas teaches how to make this delicious fried dessert in the latest video from TI-TV
Many thanks to Justin & Ryan for sharing your talents with us! And if you, dear reader, wish to collaborate with us on producing a video for TI-TV, get in touch!

Please consider "subscribing" to our YouTube Channel by visiting this link

Gift Cards Available for Purchase

The Temple has gift cards to local grocery stores and gas stations available to purchase. A percentage of the value of these gift cards benefits the Temple's operational budget, and these cards make great gifts for the holiday season. Please respond to this email or call 413-773-5884 if you are interested in purchasing. We will arrange for contactless pickup; limited drop-off also available. We have gift cards for: 
Big Y 
Food City
Franklin Community Co-op (Green Fields Market & McCusker's Market)
Stop & Shop
Sunoco Gas Stations

Latke Kit Fundraiser

Just in time for Hanukkah!

Rabbi Andrea's Home Grown Potatoes are available with a cruse of oil for your Hanukkah observances.
2-3 pounds of satina white potatoes will come with a cruse of oil and a box of candles.
A recipe for potato latkes and a link to a short video Called Bubbe Makes Latkes will be included, as well.
A donation of $18+ is your ticket to this unique offer.
Deadline for orders is noon on 12/3; order by emailing
Pickup 12/7 or 12/10 at TI, with some delivery available.
Proceeds will support Social Justice programming at Temple Israel.


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Community News & Events

National Day of Mourning

50th Anniversary


"Since 1970, Native Americans and our supporters have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience."

December 6, 4-5:30 PM: Celebratory and Healthy Dishes for Hanukkah class with Leslie Cerier

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