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Preparing for Revelation with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Thursday, June 6, 7-9 PM
Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St, Greenfield
$10-18 Suggested Donation
In counting the days of the Omer, we are preparing ourselves to become the vessels for God's Presence and messengers for the Divine Word.
Shavuot Retreat with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9
$260 per person (includes meals). Limited to 25 Participants.
This special opportunity prioritizes Western MA and Southern VT/NH residents until April 15th. After that, registration will be open to the larger community.
On our journey to liberation we each arrive at Sinai the Mountain of Revelation on our way to the Promised Land.
Yosl Kurland will lead a traditional Shabbos morning service which will include a Hebrew/Yiddish version of at least one prayer at 10 am followed at noon by a dairy/vegetarian potluck kiddush lunch and mini-concert/discussion of Yiddish songs for and about Peysekh (Passover). You don't need to attend the service to come to the lunch and music. There is no charge and you do not need to be a member of Temple Israel to attend services and related activities.
Members of the TI community will be hosting Shabbat observances in their homes all around Franklin County.
The ritual committee has been hosting a conversation about Shabbat over the past year to develop a level of practice for our official and public Shabbat observance. We've been talking about the yes's and the no's of Shabbat and the goals we have for experiencing Shabbat as something restful and renewing.
Join us for a First Friday Shabbat Dinner, blessings, and songs.
This week's parsha is Parshat VaYakhel= Gather all the peole to bring forward their gifts to make an assembly place for the spiritual center of the Israelite community.
This parsha we'll enjoy a vegetarian potluck dinner at 6PM and hear from community organizer Ed Berlin, who will update us about the conversation around the new library.
Rich Rituals Build Your Own Home Ritual Workshop Series on the topic of Pesach. Led by Justin Sundell-Thomas. Come discuss ways to observe Pesach at home in a way that builds meaning for you.
Purim begins with a meal at 5:30 and interactive games and gaiety for the children.
Justin Sundell-Thomas leads a modern, song-filled, participatory approach to the traditional Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv service. Vegetarian potluck meal to follow, please bring something to share if you are able. RSVP: [email protected]