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January 2019

Writing About Illness and Trauma with Dr. Suzanne Koven

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - April 17 @ 8:30 pm
Kerem Shalom, Concord MA, 659 Elm St. Concord, MA
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Per session: $10

We will create narratives (stories, essays, blogs, etc.) from experiences of illness or trauma as patients, family members, or caregivers. Writers at all levels, including beginners, are welcome and all voices will be treated respectfully, confidentially, and supportively. At each session, we’ll discuss a short text and do an in-class writing exercise. Participants who wish to share a piece of writing with others will be invited to do so. Some questions we’ll explore include: How do I develop a writing…

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February 2019

Niddah and Queer Experience

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

One event on February 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

$120

For many queer and trans folks, talking about our bodies can be complicated; even more so in the framework of Jewish practices around menstruation. Join us for study and conversation about niddah (the practice of abstaining from sexual intimacy around the time of menstruation) within the context of queer relationships and bodies. We’ll talk about building healthy, holy relationships as we engage with traditional Jewish texts, voices from the queer community, and our own experiences. This course will focus on…

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An Evening of Jazz Music

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Road
Lexington, MA 02421
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$15 – $20

Don't miss an evening of live Jazz Music by The Rebecca Zola Quintet at Temple Emunah in Lexington! The Rebecca Zola Quintet, which is made up of musicians from both Israel and the United States, will be playing their own arrangements of jazz standards, some of their favorite compositions with Hebrew lyrics, as well as original compositions by Rebecca.  Singers Rebecca and Gaya create unique vocal harmonies, and also improvise together and with the rest of the group. Rebecca has…

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Introduction to Judaism

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

Temple Shalom of Newton, 175 Temple St.
West Newton, MA 02465 United States
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Explore a modern take on Jewish life in this 18-session course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, spirituality and community. Everyone is welcome. This class is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience. Class meets Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., from November 13 to March 26 at Temple Shalom, Newton $275/individual…

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Niddah and Queer Experience

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

One event on February 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

$120

For many queer and trans folks, talking about our bodies can be complicated; even more so in the framework of Jewish practices around menstruation. Join us for study and conversation about niddah (the practice of abstaining from sexual intimacy around the time of menstruation) within the context of queer relationships and bodies. We’ll talk about building healthy, holy relationships as we engage with traditional Jewish texts, voices from the queer community, and our own experiences. This course will focus on…

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Mindful Mornings

February 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek – 60 Highland Street, 60 Highland Street
West Newton, MA 02465 United States
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Free

Thursday mornings, 8:30-9:15am This weekly gathering combines guided and silent meditation to develop our capacity for mindful awareness, and to help us cultivate qualities of patience, gratitude, and compassion. On the first Thursday of each month, Karen Arnold will lead a meditation based on the weekly Torah portion. Rabbi Toba Spitzer will offer a teaching and instruction for meditation on the second Thursday of each month. At other sessions, different CDT members will facilitate the meditation. All are welcome, whether…

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Beyond the Huppah

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 7, 2019

$325

Creating the Jewish Marriage You Want Join us for Mayyim Hayyim’s five-session seminar for partnered, engaged, and recently married couples that will provide tools to solidify a strong relationship and explore different ways of creating a Jewish home. LGBTQ+ and interfaith couples welcome. Facilitated by Miriam-Simma Walfish. Discussion Topics Include: Couplehood How will our lives change once we are married? How do we identify our identity as a Jewish family? Decision-making and Financial Management How do we negotiate important decisions…

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March 2019

Curious Minds: Transportation: Go Go Go!

March 1 @ 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
The Rashi School, 8000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Free

There are lots of ways to get from place to place! Vroom, vroom! Zoom, zoom! Explore different kinds of vehicles and how they work through hands-on design projects, creative movement, and artistic crafts. Led by The Rashi School’s kindergarten teaching team. Stay for Kabbalat Shabbat! A snack will be provided. RSVP at rashi.org/cm

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2019 Shabbat Across America

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield, 120 Chestnut St.
Wakefield, MA 01880 United States
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Free

Come celebrate Shabbat Across America at Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield on Friday, March 1 at 6:30 pm. In March tens of thousands of Jews across America and Canada will come together to eat, drink, relax, enjoy, and celebrate at the 21 th Annual Shabbat Across America. Hundreds of Synagogues across the continent will take part in this wonderful historic national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews.--SHABBAT! Everyone is invited: singles, couples, and families. Service prayers books have Hebrew…

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PJ Library Shabbat Circle

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day First of the month, repeating until May 4, 2019

Temple Ahavat Achim, 86 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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Free

PJ Library Shabbat Circle is a fun, interactive family Shabbat service geared to families with young children, ages six and younger. Older siblings, grandparents, and friends are welcome! Refreshments will be served. Reservations are not necessary. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Phoebe Potts at 978-281-0739 or phoebetaa@gmail.com.

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