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Your review of the film, "There Are Jews Here," hit close to home for Temple Israel of Greenfield, the center for Jewish life in Franklin County. TI is one of those small, historic communities, similar to those featured in the film. We are proud to serve our congregation and the wider Franklin County community with a range of spiritual, educational, cultural, and justice programming.We are proud to afffiliate with the Interfaith Council of Franklin County in its important work. The public is...
Friday, March 24, 2017
Hot Topics is a monthly training and practice group in conducting heated or controversial conversations. THIS MONTH: special session at St. James Episcopal Church. Pot luck at 5:30pm followed by introductions and program beginning at 6. Topic is "Immigration: Hopes and Fears"Sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Franklin County
This moving documentary brings us the story of Israeli veterans and Palestinian activists who are working together in an active conflict zone to create seeds of peace. This is a difficult, important and intellegent film. Following the screening - we will have an exchange with director Steve Apkon and peace educator Paula Green of Karuna Center
Neighbors and members of TI are invited to the site of our first Superbia/Neighborhood Resilience project - the Myrtle Street Garden. We'll meet at the temple - 27 Pierce St - to plan our garden!
Marianne Bullock of Center for New Americans will meet with us at T.I.on March 30th at 1 pm. She will update us about how we can support migrants and refugees in our community.
Friend of TI, artist Mona Shiber, is displaying her charming, touching multi-media sculpture of hands - and our own Rabbi Andrea will read palms at the opening! Donations will support TI's food justice projects.
Moos, an endearing romantic comedy will screen at 7PM at The Garden this year as part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.Movie description here. Purchase tickets here.
The monthly meeting of the ritual committee will be held in the temple library from 5-6:30PM. We turn our attention to our on-going dialogues and... The High Holidays!
Community building continues with the second in the series called Superbia. Neighbors and members of Temple Israel come together for a pot luck (vegetarian please!) dinner to study and plan ways to make our neighborhood more connected, resilient and productive!4-7 at Temple Israel
Sunday March 5 1PM - 2PM Termo Memorial Service
It may sound like a Disney game, but "Superbia" is a real-life approach to actual neighborhoods -- and how neighbors can make them more socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable.For the neighorhood stretching five blocks or more in either direction from Temple Israel on Pierce Street, people of various religions and backgrounds are coming together for a "Superbia" project that's working on finding ways to build connections in "a neighborhood re-design for growing community and...
Monday, February 27, 2017
Join the TI community in welcoming special guest Sarah Pirtle for a sabbath of passover sing along and musicians Richie Davis, Sue Kranz, and Annie Hassett, familiar to TI.These friends will bring a wide range of liberation music - songs that have the power to feed us for the journey towards freedom. 10AM for the song service and shared refreshements.
Due to the lovely Hadassah Shabbat service and chocolate themed refreshements, we will not meet for First Friday dinner this month. Please join us April 7th.
Please join the family of Rory Cronen-Townsend on Purim, March 12, at 12:30 in the afternoon, as they celebrate Rory's Bat Mitzvah. Our community is strengthened when young people emerge into their next stage of responsibility and contribution. We are delighted to bring Rory closer to torah.It is the custom to wear costumes on the holiday of Purim and we hope you will wear something creative. Please RSVP to rsvprory@crotown.com.A Seudat Mitzvah, a celebratory meal, follows the service. Mazal...
What Yiddish Tells Us About Being JewishThe class will be tailored to the experience and desires of the students. Classes focus on the relationship between the Yiddish language and Jewish religion, culture and philosophy, and make use of songs, poetry, idiomatic expressions, vocabulary building games and grammatical examples taken from the literature we are studying.Instructor: Yosl KurlandCost: $15 per session or $75 for the series for Temple Israel members, $20 per session or $100 for the...
If you are a bystander witnessing a harmful situation, you have a choice to make. Do you do something? What do you do?Suggested donation $10-20 (but no one turned away).Active Bystanders' Training helps participants recognize when they are bystanders, analyze situations, and evaluate the consequences for everyone involved. The training heightens bystanders' power. It teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others. Active bystandership does not mean...
We are very pleased to be working with rabbis and activists in the valley to bring Ali Abu Awad to the area. Ali will speak at Congregation Bnai Israel on Tuesday evening, February 28 beginning at 7:00PM. Ali abu Awad is an author, non-violence educator and peace activist in the West Bank.Check out his Ted X talk here The talk is a fund raiser for Ali's new project, Taghyeer
Be true to your shul! Help us organize archives, supplies and photos, clean out corners and in general refresh our Temple Israel facility. RSVP to Marsha or Andrea rabbi(at)templeisraelgreenfield.org.
Neighbors and members of Temple israel are invited to a (vegetarian) potluck dinner and discussion on planning resilient neighborhoods. We hope to study the opportunities to work together to grow food, share tools, know our neighbors and other goals of interest to We the Participants!This is the first of a 3 part series to understand the how and why of re-imagining neighborhood resilience. In future meetings we will do a walking tour of our neighborhood and engage in a design process to map...
TI is proud to host Eventide Singers for a participatory concert exploring the role of music and presence in hospice and recovery care.Eventide has almost 10 years of bringing comfort, inspiration and harmony to home-bound individuals, the gravely ill and their caregiver teams. Donations invited; all are welcome.
Consider attending the screening of the powerful film 'White Helmets' at the Second Congregational Church in GreenfieldThe White Helmets is about the 3000 Syrian civilians who work as first responders. They are credited with saving over 60,000 people from rubble in war-torm Syria.Co-sponsored by Temple Israel's Refugee Support Project. This activity is coordinated with Valley Refugee Relief, a Pioneer Valley coalition to reduce suffering and support human needs of Syrians in Syria and in this...
We are saddened by the recent passing of longtime temple member Susan Platt. The funeral service will take place Friday, February 10 at 2pm at Temple Israel with burial at Temple Israel cemetery following the service. Friends and family are invited to the Platt home, 27 George Street Greenfield, between 6 and 9 pm on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12. Shiva service will take place at 7pm at the Platt home on Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Bagels & Beauty: Brunch & Panel Discussion'Making Jewish Art & Art-Making as Jews'
Saturday Evening, 7:00 Havdalah & Performances: Music, Storytelling & More -------------------------------------------------ReBelle is an intergenerational and intercultural band from Africa and America, founded by Kalpana Devi and Emmanuel Manou. They are an evocative musical force offering all original music, sung in four different languages, English, Wolof, Creole and French. Their powerhouse vocalists chant meditations on liberation while instrumentals propel roots reggae soul....
FREE TIME including optional activities at the synagogue (music & conversation) and contemplative hiking @ High Ledges

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