One Community, Many Branches
Concert at Temple Ahavat Achim, Gloucester
Wednesday, July 20 at 7 pm
Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer and Dan Nadal will weave a tapestry of music from across the Jewish world and beyond. Their performance will organically combine liturgical chants, exquisite works from the Jewish poets of Spain and the Muslim world, contemporary Israeli music, and Yiddish pieces.
Jessica Kate Meyer strives to build community through sacred music and sacred music through community. She serves as rabbi at Romenu in New York City.
David Nadal is an Israeli-born New York-based guitarist and composer whose personal style combines Flamenco, jazz and Middle Eastern influences.
This is a FREE concert generously sponsored by the Paulson Foundation.
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Temple Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills
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Century-Old Ark at Centerpiece of
New Synagogue Council Program
SCM is announcing the launching of a new initiative for synagogues in transition, Maavar. The program aims to serve as a clearinghouse for sacred objects that result from the closing or merger of a congregation. It will provide advice and referrals to such congregations, as well as support in navigating issues of transition and the disposal of records.
Annual Tribute Celebration
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:00 pm
Temple Aliyah, Needham
Mazel tov to our Honorees
Thank you to our supporters
Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture
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.