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Apple Orchard Gleaning - Family Friendly

We invite you (all ages) to a special apple glean at a family orchard in Shutesbury. Please RSVP to receive the exact location.
We'll harvest apples (perfect and not quite perfect). Our intention is to donate the pristine ones to organizations that help alleviate hunger in our area. We'll have suggested places to receive the food, but you are welcome to do research in your own towns and donate thru your local agencies.
Gleaners are welcome to take home some apples as well, for eating or preserving. Temple Israel owns 3 canners which can be loaned out for your home projects.

Sunday Gleans in Deerfield

A team from Temple Israel harvests surplus crops each Sunday morning in collaboration with Atlas Farms. We arrange to donate the vegetables through food justice agencies in Franklin County. This wonderful activity is open to anyone who can work responsibly at a commercial farm. Please email rabbi (@) templeisraelgreenfield.org to be added to the weekly announcement of which crops are available and where to Sunday morning.

Hunger Awareness Week Apple Gleaning (harvest for donation)

We invite you (all ages) to a special apple glean at a family orchard in Shutesbury. Please RSVP to receive the exact location.
We'll harvest apples (perfect and not quite perfect). Our intention is to donate the pristine ones to organizations that help alleviate hunger in our area. We'll have suggested places to receive the food, but you are welcome to do research in your own towns and donate thru your local agencies.
Gleaners are welcome to take home some apples as well, for eating or preserving. Temple Israel owns 3 canners which can be loaned out for your home projects.

Waking Us From Our Complacency: An Elul Event on Immigration Justice and Racial Justice

JEWISH ACTIVISTS FOR IMMIGRATION JUSTICE OF WESTERN MA and NEVER AGAIN ACTION BOSTON PRESENT:
Co-Sponsored bt Temple Israel, Greenfield

WAKING US FROM OUR COMPLACENCY
A performance by
JONATHAN MENDOZA AWARD-WINNING LATINO-JEWISH POET on
"LATINX AND JEWISH: IMMIGRANT NARRATIVES AND ACTIVISM"
AN ON-LINE EVENT AUGUST 25, 2020 7PM

Dismantling Racism: A 3-Part Public Conversation

Temple Israel is convening a 3 part public conversation exploring racial bias and the work of dismantling racism We'll meet during the semi-mouring period in the Jewish calendar, before Tisha B'Av.
July 12 10-11:30 We'll explore basic terms and structures of institutionalized racism and unconcsious bias.
July 19 10-11:30 We'll work reflectively to dismantle our own racial conditioning.
July 26 10-11:30 We'll look at the particular affinities and obstacles in Jewish-Black reconciliation.

Chaplain and Maggid David Arfa and Rabbi Andrea co-facilitate.

Community Discussion of Crescendo

Please plan to view Crescendo via Garden Cinema. It is loosely based on a true story of an effort to gather Palestinian and Israeli musicians. I found it both profound in parts and simplistic. But it does give empathetc voice to perspectives that we may not have easy access to.

We'll discuss the challenges confronted by the musicians, the techniques used by the organizers and the complexities faced by all.

Understanding Structural Racism

We in the community of Temple Israel are of all colors. Some of us more than others have a deep and personal understanding of the issues of structural racism. It is a study that I need to undertake. I wish to share that conversation with you.

Please join me for a first event Sunday June 14 at 10:00AM to discuss this article and view a short film. Please RSVP by June 11 at 10AM to be invited.

CANCELED: Resisting White Supremacy: Uniting Against Anti-Semitism and Racism in An Age of Extremism @ Northampton Center for the Arts

Temple Israel is a co-sponsor of this event!

Resisting White Supremacy: Uniting Against Anti-Semitism and Racism in an Age of Extremism

Speaker: Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Ms. Brooks' talk will focus on the rise of antisemitism and racism in the United States. She will suggest actions to strengthen alliances among diverse communities to stand together against hate. Rabbi Justin David of Congregation B'nai Israel will moderate. Free and open to the public.

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