Center for Jewish Life in Franklin County
We are a pluralistic Jewish community who gather for services and events in our synagogue and at our members’ homes throughout the 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:
- Shmita IIDear Ones, In this year of shmita, the Earth Sabbatical Year, I plan to to write about the practical wisdom derived from this practice. Last month, I outlined the centrality of 7 in the cycle of… Read More »
- 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 »