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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

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.

Tu B'Shevat, Havdalah and Poetry

We invite you to join us on February 6th for a celebration of Tu B'Shevat - The New Year for the Trees. We will begin at 7 p.m. with Havdalah ( the ritual at the end of Shabbat) and then we will share poems that celebrate trees, nature, growth, winter, hope and renewal. This is just a partial list of the themes of our wonderful winter holiday that honors the trees and their actual and symbolic importance in our lives. We invite you to read a poem that you love or a poem that you have written that speaks to any of these themes or others that have meaning for you.


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