OCTOBER Bulletin 2018

בס״ד Over the next few days, we’ll conclude the holidays of the month of Tishre: Rosh haShannah, Yom Kippur, the week of Sukkot, and Shemini ‘Atzeret/Simhat Torah. These holidays combine celebration, reflection, joy, and solemnity, each in its own way and in its own...

Message from School Principal:

Hello Parents!!   This is a reminder that our annual PIZZA in the HUT will be held Tuesday, September 25 (today) at 5:15 in the sukkah.  (hopefully the weather will cooperate).  Tuesday classes begin as usual at 4:30 and will move into the sukkah at...

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...

January 2018 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… The Christmas season is one in which many Jews in Christian countries feel a bit alienated from the world around them. Even though the decorations and music are frequently beautiful, they can be a painful reminder of the smallness...

December 2017 Bulletin

Rabbi Zehavi’s Message… Music has been with humanity for a very long time. From cave drawings of instruments to the mention in Genesis 4:21 of Yuval (7th generation descendant of Adam and “father of all those who wield the harp and the reed...

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