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A Hillula for Leonard Cohen

At first Friday Shabbat Dinner this month we will celebrate & study the poetry & philosophy of Leonard Cohen, as told through his songs. Participants will learn and sing some of Cohen's music, & Rabbi Andrea will lead a table talk on the kabbalistic & philosophical underpinnings of his songwriting.

If you would like to help set up, come at 5:30. Dinner & blessings at 6 PM, followed by songs.

Temple Israel will provide a Simple Supper, please bring sides, drinks, or desserts to share if you are able to.

The Shape of the Siddur: A Three part class

Services! Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a bird's eye view of what is going on in the siddur? Come for this 3 part, 40 minute class to learn the shape and structure of the prayers and you too can have that lovely feeling of knowing what is going on!

This class is recommended for bar and bat mitzvah students, conversion students and other adult learners who want to feel more engaged in services.

Free to Hebrew school students and other members; other adults, suggested $10-18 donation

High Holiday Rally & Tashlich Service for Immigration Justice @ Northampton

MARCH 4-5PM RITUAL/RALLY 5-6:30PM

WHERE

Marchers should meet at Pulaski Park in Northampton or corner of Railroad Street and West Street in Hadley at 4PM.
(Marchers preferring a shorter walk should meet at Sheldon Field at 4:30PM.) The rally will take place at 5PM
at the boat launch on Damon Road, under the Northampton side of the Coolidge Bridge.

WHAT TO BRING

First Friday Dinner and Report Back from RAICES San Antonio

On our regular First Friday shabbat dinner together, Maya Laur and Sara Schley will report back on an impactful trip they took in August to San Antonio to work directly with Asylum seekers and immigrants in partnership with the non profit RAICES. Maya will share her writing to help "put a face on" a corner of the international migration challenges.

Talk proceeds pot-luck supper with shabbat table blessings and songs.

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