Weekly Bulletin: December 8

How To Participate

Zoom Links are sent out twice a week for upcoming events. If you haven't received "How To Participate" before, please reply to this email and we will add you! Thank you.

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!

Chanukah Gathering for Families

This Friday, December 11, 5:30 PM: Peggy and Rhonda lead a Chanukah gathering for families with young children. The link to participate will be sent via our Families list as well as How To Participate. If you are not on that list and would like the link, please respond to this email.

Community Menorah Lightings (Virtual)

Chanukah begins next Thursday, December 10, and Temple Israel is hosting Menorah lightings every night of the holiday at 6 PM. Join us on Zoom - different community members will be leading blessings and songs each night. The Zoom link will be shared in our weekly How to Participate email, or email us to get the link!

Shabbat Services

This Saturday, December 12, 10 AM: Rabbi Andrea leads a meditative Shabbat morning chanting service. Look out for our How to Participate email for the link to participate.
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

Tikkun Olam Meeting

This Sunday December 13th 3-4.30pm
The time is ripe for us to coalesce a new and coordinated effort of tikkun olam work at the synagogue around urgent and emergent opportunities to transform and repair racial inequities in our communities. By coordinating a cohesive tikkun olam initiative at the synagogue, we hope to engage members in our community to:

- Learn and live into our Jewish values around racial justice;
- Amplify and support local social justice initiatives;
- Self-study our own diversity and inclusion practices;
- Engage together, and with others in our community, in direct actions to support social repair.

Any questions and for the Zoom link, please contact Alyssa Bauer at agvbauer(at)

Community News & Events

A Chanukah Present from Mak'hela!

Here is the YouTube link to your Chanukah gift from Mak'hela, the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts!
This is Mak’hela’s present to you and your family, and to the many Jewish communities throughout the area. Light the candles, listen to the music and join the sing-along medley at the end!

Or, you can visit Mak'hela's website by clicking on this link

Contribution Link

Contribute to Temple Israel online using this link!
Simply note the purpose of the contribution in the "Notes" field.
Checks may also be mailed to 27 Pierce Street, Greenfield, MA 01301.

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