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R&B Family Shabbat Comes to You!

Bring your family and a blanket and enjoy an outdoor family picnic meal with other R&B families.
5:00PM Shabbat Blessings and picnic dinner provided with support from The Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Space is limited and exact locations will be sent upon registration. Meal provided by Stone Soup Cafe catering.

We continue to take Covid precautions seriously. Masks and social distancing will be required.

April 30 in Shelburne Falls
May 28 in Greenfield
June 25 in Wendell

Poems of Passover

We invite you to join us for our second Poetry evening on the themes of our spring holiday, Pesach. We will begin with Havdalah (the ritual at the end of Shabbat) and then share poems about freedom, renewal, rebirth, springtime, injustice, oppression, liberation, and hope. This is just a partial list of possible themes for this season. We invite you to read a poem that you love or a poem you have written that speaks to any of these themes or to what is on your mind and heart these days. You can also just come and listen.

Shabbat Shalom with Guest Cantor Molly Bajgot

Join Molly Bajgot for a vibrant Shabbat prayer service. We will follow a traditional service structure with a twist. Come to hear new and familiar tunes, to sing, davven, and meditate.

Molly grew up in Eastern Massachusetts and now calls the Valley home. She is a queer, Ashkenazi Jew, singer-songwriter and Jewish community organizer currently living in Easthampton on unceded Pocumtuc and Nipmuc land. She works with both young people and adults to connect with and rediscover the innate magic in Judaism.

Spiritual Wisdom to Counter Addiction: Teachings from the Piasezcner Rebbe

Rabbi Natan Margalit will lead us into writings of the Piaseczner Rebbe, Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapiro (1889 - 1943). For Rav Kalonymus, addiction is the inevitable result of ignoring the sacred Oneness that connects all creation. We are seeing that dynamic unfold with tragic consequences not only for individuals and communities but also for our politics and for the earth. We will use his guided imagery as well as text study, discussion and meditation to get a taste of this vitally needed spiritual, psychological and cultural shift from addiction to holiness.

Twice as Smart Information Session

Join Gloria Matlock as she describes the supplementary educational work she is doing with Greenfield students. Gloria and her team teach communcation, homework, financial literacy and other topics every Saturday. Rabbi Andrea invites our TIG family to find out how we can bring human, financial and material support to the Twice as Smart program.

Please sign up for - and read -your How to Participate bi-weekly email for zoom information.

The session will be recorded, so folks can view it later if they are unable to attend.

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