Bulletins

2020 Bulletins

September 30, 2020

  • Save the Date: December 3, 2020 7:00 in the evening

  • Celebrating our heroes: link to nomination form

  • Celebrating our AREV MA grand recipients

  • Celebrating together in cyberspace

  • Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Ron Wolfson

September 29, 2020

  • Who Has Made Difference During the Pandemic?​

    • Deadline: October 13, 2020

    • invitation to nominate person making a positive difference in your congregation

    • link to nomination form

August 24, 2020

  • Space and Time - A Taste of Talmud with Dr. Jesse Hefter

    • Description of class

    • Contact emails

    • ​Dates/Times​

  • Community Events​

    • ​LimmudFest 2020

    • AJC at the 2020 Political Conventions

    • Elie Wiesel Center for Israel Studies Summer Reading Series

    • FIDF: A Night of Heroes

    • Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

    • Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

August 3, 2020

  • Remembering the Past, Looking Forward: Black Jewish Celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

    • Thursday, August 6th, at 12:30 PM EDT

    • Registration

    • Description 

Add July 30, 2020

  • What Makes This Year Different From All Other Years? Planning for the High Holidays: On-Line Edition

    • ​Tuesday, August 4th, at 10 in the morning 

    • Focus: Planning for on-line High Holiday services.

    • Registration link

    • Description

July 27, 2020

  • Synagogue Council Board Welcomes New Directors and Interim Executive Director

    • ​We welcome Steve Greenberg, Shirah Hecht, and Aaron Kischel to the Board.

    • The Board is delighted to announce that Gretchen Marks Brandt has been appointed as Interim Executive Director.

    • We welcome volunteers to participate in our standing and ad hoc committees.

    • You can also contribute to the Synagogue Council by making a donation.

  • SCM Events​

    • ​Successful Fundraising During a Pandemic with Lee Rosenfield

    • What Makes This Year Different From All Other Years? Planning for the High Holidays, On-Line Edition

    • Coping with Uncertainty: Avarnu et Paraoh, na’avor gam et zeh (We overcame Pharaoh and we will overcome this too): Managing Expectations, Coping with Uncertainty, and Caring Remotely

  • ​COMMUNITY EVENTS

    • ​New COVID-19 Legislation

    • WEBINAR: Back to Business: From Bay to Bay

    • Join us for a family reading of Nobody Ever Told Them They Are Different

    • AUDACIOUS AMBITION

    • Arts Matter Shabbat

    • Hold the Date for LimmudFest 2020!

    • Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

July 17, 2020

  • Fundraising Seminars: Description and Registration

  • Other Upcoming SCM Events: Description and Registration

    • What Makes This Year Different from All Other Years​

    • Coping with Uncertainty: Avarnu et Paraoh, na’avor gam et zeh (We overcame Pharaoh and we will overcome this too): Managing Expectations, Coping with Uncertainty, and Caring Remotely

  • Upcoming Community Events​

    • ​Erev Yavneh b’Chagigah – A Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Joel Sussman

    • Israel and the Pandemic: Economic Impact, Political Response, Social Conclusions

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

  • What Makes This Year Different from All Other Years on Tuesday morning, July 21st

    • Description and Registration​

  • ​Coping with Uncertainty: Avarnu et Paraoh, na’avor gam et zeh (We overcame Pharaoh and we will overcome this too): Managing Expectations, Coping with Uncertainty, and Caring Remotely on Wednesday, August 19th

    • ​Description and Registration​

  • AREV MA: Deadline July 16th

    • Description and Application​

  • Community Events

    • Camp Yavneh​

    • Schustermann Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

June 11, 2020

  • Models of Collaboration: The Role of the Synagogue President

    • Wednesday, June 17, 2020​

    • Registration Link

    • Description

  • Opening Our Synagogues​

    • Webinar Video​

    • ​Resources​

    • Next Steps

  • AREV MA​

    • Grant Extension​

    • Topic Expansion

  • A Learning Opportunity​

    • Daf Yomi, ​Sunday Evenings, April 12-June 28, 2020

  • In the Community​

    • IAC Ofek, starting June 16 & 18, 2020​

    • Plagues and the Land of Israel: From Ottoman Times to Our Times: A Webinar, June 23, 2020

June 10, 2020

  • Important message from the Synagogue Council Board

    • Leadership transition​

    • SCM missions

    • Examples of programs

    • Closing, welcoming input, with contact info

May 22, 2020

  • Proceed With Caution

    • Text teaching

    • Congregations, as a rule, are proceeding with caution, and not rushing to open and resume full scale in person operation.

    • In order to address these pressing issues, Synagogue Council has organized a virtual workshop Opening Our Synagogues, Tuesday, May 26, 10am, led by a panel of health care professionals who are also active in the Jewish community and thus conversant with the dynamics of Synagogue life.

      • registration link​

  • Hold the Date

    • Zaff Presidents Leadership Forum, Wednesday, June 3, 2pm​

  • In the Community

    • Daf Yomi, Sunday evenings April 12 - June28, 7:30​-8:30pm

    • Together in Harmony: An Evening of Celebration Featuring Neshama Carlebach and Rabbi  Menachem Creditor, Wednesday, May 27, 7:30-8:30pm

April 7, 2020

  • Passover in the Time of Coronavirus

    • A Hopeful Seder?: David's reflections

      • "in four places at once"

      • questions in our current circumstances

      • a call for answers

March 27, 2020

  • Torah in the Time of Coronavirus

    • Do We Smell Good?

      • Description of Vayikra, this week's Torah portion

      • Application to modern life

      • Application to our current pandemic

    • What's Next?

      • Look out for additional updates and resources

March 13, 2020

  • Letter about our current situation regarding Coronavirus and its implications for the Jewish community in general, and Synagogue Council specifically

  • Cancellation of Keynote Lecture with Professor Jack Wertheimer

  • Look for our "Unity Matters" online video and podcast series coming soon!

  • AREV MA description, deadline, links

March 4, 2020

  • Keynote Lecture: Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:00pm-8:30pm at Kehillath Israel, Brookline

  • Registration link

  • Brief overview of Wertheimer's work and questions posed

  • Link to Wertheimer's bio

  • Link to Facebook event

  • Partnering sponsors, Massachusetts Board of Rabbis and Kehillath Israel Campus

February 19, 2020

  • New Grant Applications: AREV MA Initiative

    • Description of initiative

    • Proposal due date (5/1/2020)

    • Link to information and application

    • Past grant recipients

    • Link to donate

  • Keynote Lecture: Save the Date: Professor Jack Wertheimer, 3/29/2020

February 7, 2020

  • Welcome Gretchen Marks Brandt

    • Letter of Introduction from David Bernat

  • A New Face at the Synagogue Council

    • Letter of Introduction from Gretchen Marks Brandt​

  • Keynote Lecture: Save the Date: Professor Jack Wertheimer, 3/29

January 31, 2020

  • Peoplehood and Pluralism in Israel

    • David's letter urging recipients to vote in the World Zionist Congress elections​ and promoting pluralism

    • Link to vote

  • Save the Date: Professor Jack Wertheimer Keynote Lecture, March 29, 2020

January 27, 2020

  • Widening Our Gates

    • David's Welcome Message and Introduction

  • JDAIM

    • Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month​

    • Background

    • 2020 JDAIM Program Guide

    • Workshops

    • Ways to Get Involved

  • JBBBS

    • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston​

    • New initiative for LGBTQ+ children to be matched with LGBTQ+ adults

  • Save the Date: Professor Jack Wertheimer Keynote Lecture, March 29, 2020

January 14, 2020

  • Greeting from Emma Savitz, Office Administrator

  • Invitation to like new Facebook page

  • General rundown of page features

  • Link to view and like page

January 10, 2020

  • Reflections from the Brooklyn Bridge

    • David's reflections on Anti-Semitism in our world today and how we can respond​

    • Photos from the 1/5 Solidarity March in NYC

  • Keynote Lecture​

    • who/what/where/when​

January 7, 2020

  • Security Grants

    • Note from David about security grants

    • Links to more information and application materials, CJP's Communal Security Initiative, and CJP contact email

    • Important dates

  • Keynote Lecture

    • who/what/where/when​

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