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Message from Rabbi Andrea

January 2, 2018
Everywhere and always, there is conflict and there is choice. This is the nature of the world we live in. We Jews call this heaven and earth, the Tree of Good and Evil, day and night; it is baked into the very fabric of creation.

Here's a surpsiring idea: Conflict is not bad. Conflict is ubiquitous. It is necessary for growth. Violence, of course is another story. But conflict, within us or between us, let us embrace it.

Conflict creates the need for clarification, and therefore, wisdom.

Conflict gives rise to dissatsifaction, and therefore growth.

Conflict alerts us to the need for communication, and therefore wider understanding and truer connection.

Shabbat Gatherings

Below is our monthly Shabbat schedule. Please visit our calendar for details on special Shabbats and exceptions.

First Fridays
We gather at 5 to get ready for shabbat or for the meal at 6pm, including candelighting, blessings, and Shabbat songs.

Second Saturdays
10am Creative Shabbat morning service, followed by Kiddush and conversations.

Third Fridays
7pm A traditional Kabbalat Shabbat/Entering Shabbat Service, followed by Kiddush.

Fourth Saturdays
10am Traditional service with Torah reading or discussion, followed by fellowship and Kiddush.

Office Hours

Office Hours

Tuesdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Office Phone: 413-773-5884

Rabbi's Hours

Tuesdays 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Thursdays By appointment
Rabbi Phone: 413-772-8689

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