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January 2019

Shabbat Shira Dinner & Service

January 18 @ 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek – 60 Highland Street, 60 Highland Street
West Newton, MA 02465 United States
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Join Congregation Dorshei Tzedek for Shabbat Shira! The “Shabbat of Song” features the reading of the Song of the Sea in the book of Exodus, and has become a Shabbat to celebrate music and its liberating power. Back by popular demand, the evening will begin with a catered dairy dinner (vegetarian & fish) followed by a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Toba and CDT musicians. 6:45pm Candle-lighting and Shabbat Shira dinner 8:00pm Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner registration is…

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Got Shabbat: MLK Themed

January 19 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek – 60 Highland Street, 60 Highland Street
West Newton, MA 02465 United States
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Free

Join Dorshei Tzedek for “Got Shabbat,” an opportunity for the whole community to come together and have fun, learn and find new ways to celebrate Shabbat. This Shabbat, we will celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and explore his legacy. At 9:45 a.m., we begin with songs and blessings highlighting the music of the civil rights movement. Adults and kids are then invited to choose from a panoply of activities until we gather again to read a little…

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Birthday of the Trees Celebration for Families with Young Children

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Epworth Church, 1953 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, CA 94707 United States
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Free – $12

Join other families with young children to celebrate trees and all they give the world! We don't know when each tree is "born," so Tu B'Shevat is Jewish tradition's "birthday for trees." And we know birthdays are exciting... Enjoy songs, movement, and a holiday story with Rabbi Bridget and beloved musician Joel Siegel, plus a hands-on holiday project, Tu B'Shevat treats, and more. This event is especially for children 1-5 and their grownups. Older and younger siblings are also invited.…

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Shabbat ShaBoker

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way
Laurel, MD 20707 United States
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Free

Saturday morning Shabbat fun for our littlest ones and their families. Join us for a low-key hour of fun with your children (ages birth through K/1). Meet other families just like yours, learn a little about Shabbat, and enjoy a potluck meal.

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Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Presents – Daniel Cainer in “Gefilte Fish and Chips”

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
La Quinta Inn & Suites, 20777 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, 94541 United States
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$20.00

Daniel Cainer is an award-winning songwriter, storyteller and performer. His Jewish-themed, one-man show of unique stories in song is smart, funny, timely and only slightly irreverent. Hear his deeply moving and funny tales about family, brilliant rhyming and wordplay, with great musicianship with haunting tunes. This event is part of TVCJ's "A World of Jewish Music Conference". Tickets can be purchased for this evening by itself, or for the entire weekend conference here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-world-of-jewish-music-tickets-50672074539

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Celebrate Tu B’Shevat, Jewish Environmental Holiday

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fayerweather Street School, 765 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States
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Free

An all ages seder of the trees followed by an adult speaker, Alice Arena, environmental activist from Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station. https://www.facebook.com/ForeRiverResidentsAgainstCompressorStation/

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Parenting Class in Sharon

January 20 @ 9:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Sunday, repeating until January 27, 2019

Temple Israel of Sharon, 125 Pond Street
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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$95 – $155

Join Parenting Through a Jewish Lens with Rabbi Rachel Silverman at Temple Israel in Sharon this fall! The class meets six Sundays from 9:15-10:45 a.m., beginning Dec. 2. Individuals or couples are welcome! Babysitting is available with registration. Parenting Through a Jewish Lens (PTJL) offers timeless texts to learn from and other parents to lean on. With PTJL, you will: - Explore the many ways that Jewish values can enrich your family life - Join a group of your parenting…

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Daniel Libeskind: Edge of Order

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Architect Daniel Libeskind opens the door to his unique creative process and his methods for discovering new directions in his work. He will be in conversation with The CJM's Executive Director, Lori Starr, as they discuss the stories behind his most important projects, including the design for The Contemporary Jewish Museum, and how Daniel's unlikely rise-from a child born to Holocaust survivors in a Polish homeless shelter, to a teenager in the Bronx, to an avant-garde academic-still shapes his boundary-pushing…

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Cantor Azi Schwartz of Park Avenue Synagogue with Pianist Colin Fowler

January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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$40 – $60

Cantor Azi Schwartz is a world-renowned vocal performer and recording artist whose music reaches both Jewish and interfaith audiences. His craft of Jewish liturgical music has been described as moving, uplifting and dynamic. Azi grew up in a traditional community in Israel. His grandfather, also a cantor, inspired Azi to pursue his passion for singing and music. After graduating from the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute and studying under the top cantors in the world, Azi earned a master's in Classical…

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America’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist MUSICALITY Performs at Temple Beth Israel

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster st.
Skokie, United States
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$10 – $20

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents America’s Got Talent’s Semi-Finalist and Chicago’s Very Own MUSICALITY Show and Dinner, Sunday, January 19, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Brotherhood TBI, costs are $20 per adult and children are $10 each. Reservations and payment for dinner and the show are due by, January 13, 2019. For more information contact TBI at 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org. Musicality is a renowned vocal group based in Chicago and synonymous with…

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About Aaron Kagan

Aaron Kagan is a freelance writer living in the Boston area. He blogs at http://teaandfood.blogspot.com/.