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May 2019

Torah Study through a Hasidic Lens

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 27, 2019

Private home, Newton, 12 Rockledge Road
NEWTON HIGHLANDS, MA 02461 United States
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$120

We will delve into hidden meanings that lie beneath the simple reading of selected Torah texts through the lenses of Hasidic masters such as The Baal Shem Tov, Degel Machaneh Efraim, Rebbe Nachman, and Sfat Emet. Each text we encounter will offer insight into our psycho-spiritual lives with the aspiration that our own interiority will be illuminated and expanded though its study. We will look at Moses, Miriam, Pharaoh and other biblical characters and locations as archetypes. What do Egypt/Mitzrayim…

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Spiraling Though Time: Radically Rethinking Our Relationship to Land

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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$80

How could Shabbat, Shmitah (sabbatical), and agricultural cycles disrupt our assumptions about what it means to own, rest, and relate to the earth and each other? We will delve into rabbinic and biblical agricultural wisdom to inform our contemporary understandings and practice. This class is part of Open Circle Social Action, which brings people together to learn about the importance of the practice of tikkun olam (repair the world), tzedek (justice), and tzedakah (charity) in Jewish tradition; work with community…

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Introduction to Judaism

May 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 18, 2019

Temple Sinai, 50 Sewall Avenue
Brookline, 02446 United States
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$275 – $375

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.

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Making Waves: Annual Benefit event for Mayyim Hayyim

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard St,
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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$54

Mayyim Hayyim will hold its annual benefit event, “Making Waves,” on May 29, 2019. This year, we will be honoring our dear friends, Judy & Rabbi Josh Elkin and Jen Kaplan & Dr. Susie Tanchel. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired A fun and festive evening of storytelling and live music Celebrating four dear friends we love for MAKING WAVES in our community

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Israeli Dancing for Beginners

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

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

Free Israeli dance class for beginners taught by Marla Mindel, experienced Israeli dance teacher. Meeting Wednesdays, May 15th through May 29th from 7 - 8 pm at Temple Ahavat Achim. Instruction will begin promptly at 7 pm so please arrive by 6:50 pm to check-in. Israeli Dancing for Beginners is co-sponsored by Lappin Foundation and Temple Ahavat Achim with support from the Paulson Fund. This program is free and all are welcome. RSVPs are requested.

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Mindful Mornings

May 30 @ 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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Babyccino

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Chabad of the North Shore, 44 Burrill Street
Swampscott, MA 01907 United States
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Free

Babyccino is a chic meet for mod moms and their tots ages 0-24 months (siblings are welcome). Join us for music, sensory activities, creative arts and heaps of interactive play! Contact Hela Nathan at 763-807-9450 or nsjewishkids@gmail.com to register or with any questions. Babyccino is a free program sponsored by Aleph Academy and Lappin Foundation and supported by CJP, and is open to all.

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Hebrew College Live! Stories in Honor of Our Teachers

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd
Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
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$360.00

An evening to celebrate our teachers! Please join us for this year’s spring fundraising event, Hebrew College Live! Stories in Honor of Our Teachers. We invite you to celebrate your teachers and honor them with a gift to Hebrew College. The faculty and instructors in our degree and community learning programs, our students teaching in communities across the country, and our alumni across the globe have made an impact on so many of your lives. Your gift will provide critical…

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Take Action Jewishly with JALSA (the Jewish Alliance for Legal and Social Action)

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80

We often hear about immigrants’ rights, gun violence prevention, gender rights, and housing on the national level. But what about the local level? What Massachusetts laws address these issues? Join JALSA (the Jewish Alliance for Legal and Social Action) for an Open Circle Social Action Class in which we’ll look at local Massachusetts legislation through a Jewish lens. Led by JALSA’s Director of Communications Rachael Dubinsky and Program & Outreach Coordinator David Albright, this class will help us to see…

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Campus Climate Update

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Tiferet Shalom, 489 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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Free

The community is invited to a panel presentation with Jewish college students about their experiences dealing with anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activities and sentiments on their college campuses.

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