Message from Rabbi Andrea

November 25, 2019

Basic Jewish Mysticism. I like to share a basic idea that has very helpful insights for people who are beginners or people who are deeply immersed in Jewish practice and sources. The simple idea is called The Four Worlds. The concept is that we humans are layered beings with four centers or brains or levels. In each of these four levels, we are, of course, participating in the layered universe, generated by The Creator. We are in The Image of God, on all these levels. We have a unique role in creation. As humans, we can unify the Four Worlds.

Shabbat Gatherings

There are Shabbat services or other observances happening most weeks at Temple Israel. Below is our general schedule. Please visit our calendar to verify if a gathering is happening on a given date, and to learn about special presentations or themes for particular Shabbats.

First Friday
Every first Friday, we gather for a communal dinner, blessings, and songs. Come at 5PM to help set up, 6PM for blessings & dinner.

Second Saturday
The second Saturday of every month is a meditative chanting Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Andrea. Services are at 10AM followed by kiddush.

Fourth Saturday
The fourth Saturday of every month is a traditional Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Andrea. Services at 10AM followed by kiddush.

Office Hours

Office Hours

Tuesdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Office Phone: 413-773-5884

Rabbi's Hours

Tuesdays 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Thursdays By appointment
Rabbi Phone: 413-772-8689

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