September 2018 Bulletin

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times    Friday, Sept.   7  – 6:49pm  Friday, Sept. 14  – 6:36pm  Friday, Sept. 21  – 6:24pm           Friday, Sept. 28  – 6:12pm  ...

HIGH HOLIDAY BULLETIN 2018

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… The key word of the High Holy Days, the great pivot of the Jewish year, is teshuvah. Most often translated as “repentance”, the word literally means “return”. For me, the term “repentance” suggests remorse, guilt, surrender, and...

July 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… Diving into the Tradition Tish’ah be-Av and Yom Kippur: Two Very Different Fasts Perhaps because it falls in the middle of summer, or because its content is upsetting, Tish’ah be-Av is frequently overlooked by non-Orthodox Jewish communities in...

June 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… Diving into the Tradition During one of the learning sessions on Shavu’ot, we explored the history behind the emergence of the modern Jewish movements (Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, etc.). After the French Revolution, one new state after...

May 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… On the upcoming holiday of Shavu’ot (5/20), we celebrate the wheat harvest, first fruits, and the revelation of Torah at Mount Sinai. Preparing to receive revelation is not a simple matter. The People of Israel spent three days spiritually and...

February 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… Looking out the window at our landscape in Central Mass., it might be hard to imagine that the chain of Jewish spring holidays has begun. The full moon of each of the next three months ushers in a new holiday: Tu Bishvat in the...

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