OCTOBER 2019 Bulletin

בס״ד Rabbi Eichenholtz’s Message: On Rosh Hashanah, we spend a lot of time with Abraham and Sarah, their home and family.  The Torah readings on both days of the New Year focus on their stories-on the first day with the promise of Sarah’s pregnancy, and...

HIGH HOLIDAY Bulletin 2019

    Rabbi Eichenholtz’ Message…  בס״ד On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, as a congregation we will stand confronted with our actions of the past year and optimistic for the opportunities of the year ahead.  We will sing the hopeful and instructive...

SEPTEMBER 2019 Bulletin

בס״ד Rabbi Eichenholtz’s Message:   When I first started my rabbinic work, while I was still a student, my mother told me, when you get a lovely thank you card, or a good article make sure to save them.  This was strange because we aren’t really a saving...

JULY & AUGUST 2019 Bulletin

Rabbi Eichenholtz’s Message: בס״ד Happy Summer!!!  At least for me it is an exciting summer.  By mid-July I will have moved into Leominster and officially joined Congregation Agudat Achim.  Einstein (my dog) and I are very excited to meet everyone and...

JUNE 2019 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s message: בס״ד “Standing Again at Sinai” — That is the title of Judith Plaskow’s pivotal book on Jewish feminism and it’s the idea at the core of the holiday of Shavu’ot. We recall the experience of our ancestors as they stood at the foot of the...

MAY 2019 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s message: בס״ד   The second night of Passover began the period of the ‘omer, seven weeks of counting until we reach the holiday of Shavu’ot. This diligent and dutiful ritual of tallying our days and weeks marks the link...

PASSOVER 2019 bulletin

____________________________________________________________________________ PASSOVER BULLETIN MARCH 28, 2019 ____________________________________________________________________________ “This is the bread of affliction which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt....

APRIL 2019 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s message: בס״ד Next Shabbat coincides with Rosh Hodesh Nisan, the new moon of the month of Nisan. Two weeks later, the full moon of Nisan will be the beginning of Passover. The coming weeks are traditionally characterized by a cleaning frenzy...

MARCH 2019 Bulletin

בס״ד It might seem hard to imagine holidays more different than Purim and Yom Kippur, yet for many centuries Jews have noted many of the striking connections between the two. On the most basic level, their names are linked – the longer name Yom haKippurim...

FEBRUARY 2019 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message: בס״ד     In Torah, we recently chanted the Song of the Sea, the poem of victory and celebration after the Children of Israel pass safely through the Red Sea, fleeing Pharaoh’s army and finally fully escaping their oppressors....

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