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Yom Kippur time for families

Peggy and Rhonda will explore with our families the important ideas of Yom Kippur: being grateful for our lives, saying sorry and forgiving others, and making justice. Kids should bring a stuffed animal, and a picture of loved one who has passed away if they have one.

Please check your emails for "How to Participate" or contact our office for the link.

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 (@) to be added to the weekly announcement of which crops are available and where to Sunday morning.

Rosh Hashanah Services

Join us for all or part of the High Holiday rituals. Please note, there is no shofar service first day, as it falls on Shabbat

9:15-9:30 AM: Intention setting and chant with Rabbi Andrea
9:30-10:00 AM: Sephardi Birchot HaShachar/Psukei/Psalms and songs with Justin Sundell-Thomas & Ryan O'Donnell
10:00-11:00 AM: Shacharit with Rabbi Andrea and Yosl Kurland
11:10 AM-12:10 PM: Torah reading and Aliyot Blessings, words from the rabbi and closing prayers
12:15 Apples and honey and kiddush


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