Center for Jewish Life in Franklin County
Temple Israel in Greenfield is a vibrant center of Jewish life in Franklin County. Our members are farmers, activists, business people, politicians, teachers, and artists. We strive to support each other in our human and community development with on-going classes, ritual practices and justice work.
From the Rabbi’s Blog:
- A Year of Release and RenewalDear Ones, This is a shmita year. Shmita is Hebrew for “release” and is more helpfully translated as sabbath for the land. The centrality of cycles of seven in our tradition cannot be overstated. The first… Read More »
- Supporting Afghani Refugees150 Afghani families will be relocated to the Western Mass area under the auspices of Jewish Family Service. It is expected that 60 will stay in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties. We might be able to host… Read More »
- Elul is Preparing. Preparing for What?This Hebrew month is a time for exploring the themes of the high holiday season and preparing ourselves for their impact on us. We begin to recite the poetry of the holy days. We hear the… Read More »