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Join us for Scholar in Residence Rabbi Avi Strausberg on "Worlds Within Words" on February 24-25. Details and registration here.
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We like to say that Beth Israel feels like family. And we mean it. Here you’ll find an egalitarian, caring Jewish community that both cherishes tradition and is open to needs of a changing world — a supportive, sacred space where all are welcome, heard, and valued. Please take a look around to learn more . . .

Upcoming Events

ThursdayThu, 9 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Rabbi Fellman's Spring Wise Class: Divine Intervention in Jewish Texts and Tradition

Thursday, Feb 9th 1:00p to 2:30p What is the role of miracles and God in Jewish tradition and Lore? Come and journey with us through the realms of hope, miraculous tales, and even the absurd as we look at texts that delve into the roles and existence of prophets, talking animals, speech impediments, Divine voice, angels, Rabbinic theology, moving trees and rivers, and more. This class is presented through the WISE program and offered free via Zoom to BI members.

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FridayFri, 10 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Torah Goodness It's Friday (TGIF)

Friday, Feb 10th 10:00a to 11:00pStudy the weekly parasha with Rabbi Fellman. Each week she selects a section of the parasha to study and discuss. Drop ins are welcome!

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SaturdaySat, 11 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Shabbat Morning Services

Shabbat, Feb 11th 9:30a to 12:15pOur Shabbat Services are multi-access, in person and on Zoom. Services are followed by Kiddush Lunch. Feed your soul and then your body, while enjoying our warm and welcoming community.

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MondayMon, 13 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Learning to Read Hebrew with Ziva Rosenhand

Monday, Feb 13th 6:00p to 7:00pThis class introduces students to reading with vowels in Hebrew. It will meet on Zoom on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. The 10 session course is appropriate for beginners or those who need a refresher on beginner level Hebrew. It will be followed by an intermediate class the following 10 sessions. Call the office to register. There is no charge for this class. It is funded by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts.

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WednesdayWed, 15 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Project Zug: The Triumph of Life with Rabbi Yitz Greenberg

Wednesday, Feb 15th 7:30p to 9:00pThe arc of history runs from primordial creation to ultimate redemption—and the Torah’s goal is to guide us through the time in between. What is the purpose of creation? What does God require of us in order to create the final perfected world? What wisdom is there in the Jewish tradition that might direct our steps to get there? Join one of the most influential and sophisticated Jewish thinkers of the 20th century and beyond, Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, on a journey with your havruta to think about these questions. Through passages from traditional Jewish texts and excerpts from Rabbi Greenberg’s upcoming book, The Triumph of Life, we will explore the purpose of creation, the purpose of Torah, and the purpose of our own selves—as individuals and as a people—in bringing God’s vision to life. We'll study Rabbi Greenberg's course in a group class and in Hevruta. There is no charge for this class. Contact Dale Rosenberg at dale.rosenberg@bethisraelworc.org to register.

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ThursdayThu, 16 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Rabbi Fellman's Spring Wise Class: Divine Intervention in Jewish Texts and Tradition

Thursday, Feb 16th 1:00p to 2:30p What is the role of miracles and God in Jewish tradition and Lore? Come and journey with us through the realms of hope, miraculous tales, and even the absurd as we look at texts that delve into the roles and existence of prophets, talking animals, speech impediments, Divine voice, angels, Rabbinic theology, moving trees and rivers, and more. This class is presented through the WISE program and offered free via Zoom to BI members.

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USCJ Seek meaning together    Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts      

Thu, February 9 2023 18 Shevat 5783