The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts builds connections among individuals and communities to promote mutual understanding and respect for Jewish diversity. Synagogue Council serves and strengthens congregations spanning the spectrum of Jewish belief and practice and thereby promotes Jewish unity and pluralsim. 

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Post Pandemic Considerations for Forward Thinking Congregations


 

NOW WHAT?
Considerations for Gathering Safely
Held Tuesday evening, June 22, 2021

During this webinar, presenters Dr. Bruce Weinstock and professional engineer Curt Freedman provided data-based guidance about considerations for gathering safely with our congregations and answered questions posed by participants in their registration forms and the program Q & A.

 

Post-Pandemic
Zooming for
Jewish Disability
Inclusion

Held Sunday morning, June 27, 2021

This interative Zoom Meeting addressed this issue in three parts:

First, Rebecca Redner provided an overview of disabilities affecting Jewish people. Next, Rivka Solomon and Jacob Speaks shared their stories of living with disabilities as well as the importance to them to Zoom with their communities. Rabbi Ben Weiner discussed his experiences as well and concluded the meeting with a Q & A session.

Key talking points included:

  • Should remote access continue in the post-pandemic era?

 

  • Why is this important to people with disabilities and others?

 

  • Why Zoom over live stream?

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Bruce's PowerPoint presentation

To Find Your Local Covid19 Case Rate:

  • Go to your local town DPH website

      OR

Pick CITY and TOWN along the left side.​

Click on “DATA BY CITY AND TOWN”

For indicator choose the “14 Day average daily incidence rate”

For the county unclick whatever is clicked and click your county

Click “Apply” at the bottom

See the rates for every town in your county.

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Curt's PowerPoint presentation
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RABBIS’ ROUNDTABLE

HOSTED BY

SYNAGOGUE COUNCIL OF MASSACHUSETTS

Synagogue Council of Massachusetts is proud to invite Rabbis to semi-monthly roundtable discussions facilitated by Daniel Langenthal (https://www.daniellangenthal.com/)

Our Rabbis' Roundtable is an opportunity for rabbis to come together to share and discuss their questions, concerns, ideas and innovations.  

The Rabbis' Roundtables meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9:00-10:00 am. 

Our next Rabbis' Roundtable will take place on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 at 9:00 am. Jeremy Yamin and Dan Levenson will join this roundtable to discuss security leading up to and including the haggim. 

 

For the Zoom link, please contact gretchen@synagoguecouncil.org.

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THE ARNOLD ZAFF MEMORIAL

PRESIDENTS’ ROUNDTABLE HOSTED BY

SYNAGOGUE COUNCIL OF MASSACHUSETTS

Synagogue Council of Massachusetts is delighted to welcome congregational presidents (or their representatives) to semi-monthly roundtable discussions facilitated by Daniel Langenthal (https://www.daniellangenthal.com/)

 

The Synagogue Council Presidents' Roundtables are held on Zoom on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 12:00-1:00.

Our next Presidents' Roundtable will take place on Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at noon. 

 

For the Zoom link, please contact gretchen@synagoguecouncil.org.

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The 18th Annual 

Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture & Chai Anniversary Celebration--

An event to remember!

Toddah Rabbah--Thank you to Herb Birnbaum, lecture founder, Alan Teperow, honorary chair, Larry Sandberg and Dan Goldish, Ben Birnbaum and featured speaker, Yossi Klein Halevi, our donors and

our attendees for joining us to honor the memory of Connie Spear Birnbaum z"l, learn and celebrate with us!  

 

The event videos:

Part 1:  Slide show, welcome, excerpts from previous lectures, "Shabbat Hamalka"

Part 2:  Horace Mann, Andrea Campbell, Ben Birnbaum and featured speaker, Yossi Klein Halevi

Part 3:   Excerpts from previous lectures, expressions of gratitude, special guest speaker (Sophia) "Lo Alecha Hamalacha Ligmor", credits

COVID-19 RESOURCES

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