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August 2018

Registration Open for Kerem Shalom Hebrew School

August 1 - November 29
Kerem Shalom, Concord MA, 659 Elm St. Concord, MA
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Registration for Kerem Shalom’s Hebrew School 2018-19 is now open. From age 3 through high school - meet once-a-week. Preschool and primary grades focus on the joys of Jewish Holidays, celebrations and introduce Jewish cultural awareness. Elementary grades learn Hebrew and the prayer service, study Torah, and develop their understanding of their Jewish identity through the study of Jewish History, Israel, and the importance of social action in Jewish life. Bar or Bat Mitzvah students concentrate on topics of particular…

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Registration Open for JCC Discovery After School Club

August 1 - December 12
JCC Greater Boston, 333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Registration for Discovery After School Club 2018-2019 is now open! Discovery Club provides after school options on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays for kids in grades K-2 with workshop choices ranging from sports and swimming to farming and technology to crafting and cooking. Transportation is available in Newton and Needham from local vendors. Join us for the opportunity to engage in a year of exciting activities and Jewish learning adventures.

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Y’ladim BaTeva: Outdoor Jewish Learning for Kids Registration

August 1 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Nobscot Scout Reservation, 1 Nobscot Road
Sudbury, MA 01776 United States
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Y'ladim BaTeva Outdoor Jewish Learning for Kids is a new Jewish learning program for children in grades K-4. • Do you and your family love nature and the outdoors? • Do you wish to impart Jewish values to your children? • Are you looking for an alternative Jewish education program? Join this new and innovative Jewish education program for elementary school-aged children that includes a significant outdoor component. All families seeking a Jewish education for their children are welcome. This…

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Registration Open for Temple Emanuel of Marlborough Religious School

August 9 @ 12:00 am - November 29 @ 12:00 am
Temple Emanuel of Marlborough, 150 Berlin Road
Marlborough, MA 01510 United States
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We are currently offering a 50% off special to new students for the first year. We provide education to Kindergarten through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Our goal is that each child can feel the connection to their Judaism wherever their Jewish journey takes them. Kindergarten - Grade 2 is a holiday based curriculum including an introduction to Torah/Bible stories and Aleph-Bet/pre-reading skills. Grades 3 - 7 is prayer based curriculum including Hebrew, Torah and Ethics. Our Educational program is geared to meet…

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High Holiday Email Series

August 22

This three session High Holiday email series will help you and your family to reflect on major themes of the holidays; learn about some of the holiday liturgy; discover ways to make the holidays meaningful for you and your family; and give you questions to discuss with your partner or children.

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Family Camp at Yavneh

August 22 @ 3:00 pm - August 26 @ 12:00 pm
Camp Yavneh, 18 Lucas Pond Rd.
Northwood, 03261 United States
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Fun for the entire family! Register today for Family Camp at Yavneh, August 22-26th and enjoy yoga, hiking, biking, challah baking, meeting new friends and eating delicious kosher food for every meal. There are kids activities and babysitting, and the Shabbat ruach is off the charts! For more information visit our website

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Elul Encounter: Entering the High Holy Days

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 5, 2018


Enter the High Holy Days with an open heart & expanded mind. This series will continue with 4 evening sessions (see below) with teachings, dialogue and spiritual exercises based on the Four Worlds paradigm that underlies Jewish mysticism designed to guide one’s soul and consciousness towards deeper participation in the sacred time from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur. • August 15 /5 Elul • August 22 / 12 Elul • August 29 / 19 Elul • September 5 / 26…

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Conversation &…Ice Cream

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 13, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on July 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on August 22, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on September 12, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on October 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on November 14, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm

Forge Ice Cream Bar, 626 Somerville Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Are you in an interfaith or intercultural relationship? Do you or your significant other enjoy coffee? Join me, Rabbi Jillian Cameron, director of InterfaithFamily/Boston, for coffee and conversation. These monthly Coffee Conversations are informal get-togethers aimed at meeting new friends, learning from one another, engaging in interesting conversation and asking any questions you might have as you navigate life as an interfaith/intercultural/diverse couple.

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Is a B Mitzvah Right for Your Family? B Mitzvah FAQ Session for Parents

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Panera Bread in Bannockburn Green, 1211 Half Day Road
Bannockburn, IL 60015 United States
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Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child? Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family? Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members will not be allowed to participate fully? Are you looking for a celebration that will be both personal and meaningful? Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ Session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, the…

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Shul Shopping at Congregation Beit Haverim

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Founded by gay and lesbian Jews in the 80s, Congregation Bet Haverim warmly welcomes all Jews and their loved ones. We are a casual, creative, spiritual, diverse, justice-loving bunch, and we take joy in coming to know each community member as they are. Join us for a short service around the table followed by a vegetarian Shabbat dinner. We can't wait to meet you! Date: Friday, August 24 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Congregation Beit Haverim, 2074 Lavista Rd., Atlanta, GA…

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About A. Pinsker

A. Pinsker is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, N.Y.