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First Friday Shabbat Dinner w/ Library Update

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.

Vacation Week Arts Day

Come to Temple Israel the Thursday of Vacation week from 10-1:30 for a day of arts, craft, food, and music for ALL AGES! $10 requested per family to help us cover materials; no one turned away. We request that kids under 2 be accompanied by a caretaker during the crafts.

Teen Movie Screening of "Accidental Courtesy"

Temple Israel's Teen Group will be screening the film "Accidental Courtesy." Summary: Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan. When many of these people eventually leave the Klan with Daryl's support, Daryl keeps their robes and hoods; building his collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person, in hopes of one day opening a museum of the Klan.

*CANCELLED* Tu B'shevat: The Birthday Party for Trees

*CANCELLED due to snow predictions!* Please join us for Shabbat Dinner on February 1 to wish the trees a happy birthday.

Hebrew school students invite the community to our annual celebration of the Jewish birthday for trees. This holiday falls every year when the sap starts to rise in trees. We'll celebrate by enjoying the fruits of many kinds fo trees and recalling their many blessings and benefits to us. All ages welcome. RSVP appreciated here.

Shabbat Shalaym: A Country Shabbos

A traditional erev Shabbos (Friday evening) service and dinner at Temple Israel of Greenfield. The evening begins with a short service, about 45 minutes, followed by dinner. The Shabbos observance will continue during the meal with kiddush, d'var Torah with discussion, singing of nigunim (wordless tunes) zmires (Shabbos songs) and Yiddish songs, and a short version of benching (blessings after eating). All are welcome to join for this joyful & musical Shabbos celebration!

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