This Week and Beyond ...
October 31, 2016

Dear Friends, 
Our Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association (HHRLA) continuously reminds all of us that religious leaders can work together successfully and find meaningful points in common.  It's also a wonderful window into a bigger world of how each of us care about social justice. Our beliefs may vary, but so many of our values overlap - and we build with blocks of both common ground and different viewpoints.
On November 1
st from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, HHRLA will be sponsoring an event at the Derby Clubhouse Performing Arts Theatre at Linden Ponds
that captures how different viewpoints can be mutually respected and heard. The context is developing inter religious dialogue strategies when looking for solutions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The speakers are Rabbi Ron Kronish and Mayor Issa Jabber. Both men have worked with the Inter-religious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI), which Rabbi Kronish helped to found. Both men are educators and lecturers.
Rabbi Kronish currently serves as the Director of ICCI and Mayor Jabber is mayor of the Israeli Arab town of Abu Gosh.

Please rsvp to and come join us.

Rabbi Shira Joseph and Cantor Steven Weiss 

Attention Religious School Families...
There's something of interest for everyone!
Join us while your kids are in Sunday School....

CSS Sisterhood's Annual Cooking Demo! 
November 9th  at 7pm
This year, we are planning even more fun than usual! In addition to an awesome cooking demonstration by Sherry Westelman, this fun evening will include giveaways by Ellen Jacobs, and a baking surprise by Cheryl Leonard. 
The Sisterhood Gift Shop will be hosting Hanukkah specials (up to 50% off!) for many people on your shopping list, and as always, Sisterhood will provide fun, wine, and light snacks. 
Rides are available--if needed, please contact Ellen Jacobs ( 
Monday, November 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm 

Derby Performing Arts Center at Linden Ponds

CSS has
Got Talent!
Show time: January 28th

Come to the Auditions
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Monday 11/14/2016 7:30-9 PM


We are hoping to collect hundreds of  new men's wool socks again this year for the Street Outreach/ CASPAR  Shelter. 
Donations Boxes will be 
in the lobby.

Visit: for more information
Your gift will make a difference!

Listening to Other Voices,
a program of Glastonbury Abbey
November 17 at 7:15pm
The Pursuit Of Harmony: 
Music and Conversation with Michael Hunter Ochs and Alaa Alshaham
Can a Palestinian Muslim and a Jewish American find a common bond through music? Is it possible to turn an enemy into a friend? Is it possible to feel compassion for someone you have always feared? The Pursuit of Harmony takes you to a place of hope and possibility. History and culture might peg a Jewish American and a Muslim Palestinian as enemies. But when Michael Hunter Ochs and Alaa Alshaham met in the West Bank in 2009 they discovered friendship. Being musicians and composers they also discovered that their voices blended beautifully and they decided vocal harmony just might be a bridge to political harmony. They have performed throughout the Middle East, at the United Nations, and at Shabbat services across the United States.
Michael Hunter Ochs has had his music featured in motion pictures and has written for international pop stars Josh Groban and Helene Fischer. Songwriter and commentator Alaa Alshaham is the founder of the Big Dream Initiative Children's Choir, which has had more than 400 members singing for peace. Join Mr. Ochs and Mr. Alshaham for an intimate evening of music and conversation. As they like to put it: "Hear the story, hear the songs, and feel the hope."
The Glastonbury Abbey lecture series was established in the Fall of 1999 to foster interfaith dialog under the overall theme of "Listening to Other Voices." Each year a different general topic is presented and speakers are engaged to address it from the perspective of their own faith tradition. Lectures are held in the Morcone Conference Center at 7:15 pm. No registration required. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Parking is also limited. Therefore, we advise that you carpool where possible. Lectures are free. Donations gratefully accepted. The topic for the series year 2016-2017 is Living in a Polarized World: Can the Wolf and the Lamb Dwell Together ? For more information, contact Susan Neiman,

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Ezekiel Wheels Klezmer Band
At Coffeehouse Off the Square

Old Ship Parish Hall, 107 Main Street, Hingham

8:00 p.m., November 19, 2016

Admission $15.00 at the door

Though the name is an Old Testament reference to the symbolic wheels seen by the prophet Ezekiel, the Wheels' music is both tradition-based and lively and current.  After busking on the T and at farmers' markets, they entered and won first place and a recording contract at the Jewish Music Festival and subsequent prizes as Best Klezmer Band and an Audience Pick award at other festivals.  Their music-part traditional Jewish, part jazz, part vaudeville, and totally captivating-is not to be missed.  
It promises to be a memorial evening. 
L'chaim!  To Life!