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		                                    Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel		                                </span>

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

WednesdayWed, 19 JanJanuary, 2022

Exploring Judaism, taught by Rabbi Fellman

Wednesday, Jan 19th 7:45p to 8:45pAn introduction to the Jewish religion taught by Rabbi Fellman.


FridayFri, 21 JanJanuary, 2022

TGIF: Torah Goodness It's Friday

Friday, Jan 21st 10:00a to 11:00aA facilitated discussion on the weekly Torah reading. Rabbi Fellman chooses material from each parasha and presents it to the group with questions to stimulate thinking. Occasionally followed by cooking class with Rabbi Eve Eichenholtz.


SaturdaySat, 22 JanJanuary, 2022

Shabbat Morning Services

Shabbat, Jan 22nd 9:30a to 11:45aJoin us in our sanctuary and simulcast on Zoom.


SaturdaySat, 22 JanJanuary, 2022

Discover Trees in Winter

Shabbat, Jan 22nd 1:30p to 2:30pEver wonder how to identify trees in the winter? Without leaves to go by, what are the clues? Join us for a pre-Tu B’Shevat tree walk around BI grounds with Evie Herwitz Harris to sharpen your tree detective skills. Bunny Callahan, Michele Roberts, and Pat Bizzell will also be on hand to share plans for the shul grounds and tree care. Find out how you can help beautify our campus! Scheduled for Shabbat afternoon at 1:30. Meet outside the chapel door and dress warm! Leashed pets are welcome. Although we will be outside, masks are required.


MondayMon, 24 JanJanuary, 2022

Advanced Beginner Torah Reading Class with Reena Slovin

Monday, Jan 24th 6:00p to 6:45pThis class is perfect for those who either attended the first six-week "Beginner's" level Torah reading session as well as others who have had some introduction to Torah cantillation in the past. The focus will be on reviewing the basic trope sequences learned in the first session as well as learning new, less common ones. The class will also spend time on preparing for the group's chanting of the entire triennial cycle reading of Parashat Terumah on Shabbat, February 5th when class members will each read a 3-4 sentence portion. This class will be held on Zoom until further notice. The cost of the entire six week class is $60.


WednesdayWed, 26 JanJanuary, 2022

Exploring Judaism, taught by Rabbi Fellman

Wednesday, Jan 26th 7:45p to 8:45pAn introduction to the Jewish religion taught by Rabbi Fellman.


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Beth Israel Online

As we all do our part to stay safe and protect one another during the COVID-19 pandemic, access to our building is restricted. Please see our Covid-19 policy here. Daily morning and evening minyanim, educational programs, and other activities take place primarily online. Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning services take place in-person for members or pre-registered guests who are vaccinated, and on Zoom. Masks are required for entry to the building. Find our service schedule here.

If you have a member account, please log in for Zoom links for services and events. For more information, contact the BI Office.

Learn how Beth Israel is operating during the pandemic.

USCJ Seek meaning together    Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts      

Tue, January 18 2022 16 Shevat 5782