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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

MondayMon, 30 JanJanuary, 2023

 
 
Learning to Read Hebrew with Ziva Rosenhand

Monday, Jan 30th 7:30p to 8:30pThis 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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FridayFri, 3 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Torah Goodness It's Friday (TGIF)

Friday, Feb 3rd 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, 4 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Tot Shabbat

Shabbat, Feb 4th 10:30a to 11:30aAn all singing, all dancing, storytelling introduction to Shabbat geared towards families with children 7 and under. Join Rowan Mason for a joyful half hour of getting into the Shabbat mood. On Zoom, no preregistration required.

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SaturdaySat, 4 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Shabbat in Shul: Tu B'Shvat Seder after Kiddush Lunch

Shabbat, Feb 4th 1:00p to 2:00pDon't miss this educational, spiritual, and fruit-filled event! In recognition of Tu B'Shvat - the New Year of the Trees - we're holding a special Tu B'Shvat seder on the Shabbat before the holiday. Rabbi Fellman will lead a service that incorporates ecological and mystical themes as well as lots of fruit, nuts, and wine or grape juice.

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MondayMon, 6 FebFebruary, 2023

 
 
Learning to Read Hebrew with Ziva Rosenhand

Monday, Feb 6th 7:30p to 8:30pThis 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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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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USCJ Seek meaning together    Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts      

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783