One Community, Many Branches
The JCCs of Greater Boston
South Area Women’s Event
Temple Sinai, Sharon
May 3, 2016 7:30-9:30 PM
Join Jewish women from the South Area for a “sweet” evening of dessert and discussion featuring gourmet specialty coffee bar, chocolate fountain, and an extensive dessert reception.
The National Center for Jewish Film’s
19th Annual Film Festival
May 4 - 22, 2016
Join us for 29 screenings at five Boston-area venues! Each year, The National Center for Jewish Film presents a vibrant program of new independent films and classic cinematic gems from around the world. NCJF’s festival is an outgrowth of its work as a unique, independent nonprofit film archive, distributor, and exhibitor.
Co-Sponsoring Holocaust Memorial Service
May 4, 2016 at 7 pm
Nauset Middle School
A Child of the Holocaust:
Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto
Guest Speaker: Kristine Keese
author of “Shadows of Survival:
A Child’s Memoir of the Warsaw Ghetto”
Benefit Concert at Temple Ahavat Achim, Gloucester
Celebrating TAA's Fifth Year in Their New Building
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 5 pm
Tickets start at $36. Register now or call Natalia at 978.281.0739 for tickets and more information!
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Annual Tribute Celebration
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:00 pm
Temple Aliyah, Needham
Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture
Leon Wieseltier spoke Sunday, March 27th to an audience of approximately 500 people in the sanctuary of Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill.
Synagogue Council in the In the News
David Bernat, Executive Director, quoted in the Jewish Advocate, Nov 6, 2015 issue front page article titled "Several Local Synagogues Succeeding While Others Contending With Challenges".
Commenting on ingredients for success...
"'Its a combination of factors,' said David Bernat, Executive Director of Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. Among these are a charismatic Rabbi; an inclusive attitude toward interfaith familiies, LGBT individuals, and people with disabilities; and innovative programming and a creative way to use the physical space of the synagogue. Overall, "a creative vision, forward-looking type of attitude," are important, he added".
Featured Synagogues & Minyanim
The Brookline Havurah Minyan is an egalitarian Jewish, creative, member-led worship community based in the Brookline and Newton area. They have gathered since 1980 (36 years ago) to celebrate Shabbat, holidays, life cycle events, and special communal activities placing a strong emphasis on community.
Visit their website for more information.
Five-Year Calendar of Jewish Holidays
Do you ever need to plan ahead, perhaps a year or more, keeping in mind the Jewish holidays? Or, maybe you want to be absolutely sure your community or school district is aware of Jewish holidays to avoid scheduling conflicts. If so, click here for a five-year calendar of Jewish holidays produced by USCJ.