ALMA will gather online this Saturday to to welcome in the week with ALMA Havdallah.
Thank you from the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence (UNSF) for the $1375 in recent donations to support Irida Kakhtiranova while she has been in sanctuary for over two years. To continue to make donations at this time, write a tax deductible check to "USNF" with "Sanctuary Fund/from CBI" in the memo line. Mail to USNF, 220 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Stay connected to Tikkun Olam's social justice priorities: put yourself on the Tikkun Olam Action Alert e-mail list. Email Pamela at firstname.lastname@example.org get connected.
With COVID-19's intense effect on our lives, it's easy to become cooped up—and to feel low. But outside, spring is here at last. Daffodils are coming up, while bluebirds, cardinals and goldfinches build their nests—and gorgeous deer gorge on the delicious sprouts of things coming up in your garden. It's good, sometimes, to think that in the natural world, life continues as it has for many springs. The tulips don't know about COVID19, and their ignorance is a kind of bliss for us. We hope you'll have a chance to go outside, even if it's to the mailbox, and see the new signs of spring. Finally, if you have tips on thwarting deer from a garden, just contact Gillian.
Stay safe and healthy,
Cynthia and Gillian
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar
Friday, April 24, 8:00 am
Mark the new moon with prayer, song and Torah reading at these morning minyans. Daven together, say Kaddish or enable people in mourning to say Kaddish, and become familiar with liturgy.
Contact Lewis Rosenthal with any questions.
The Talmud is a vast ocean. Within its 5,422 pages, it provides us with an extraordinary compendium of Jewish wisdom. During these Shabbat study sessions, we will dive into some important and fascinating sections. Class is free and open to everyone; no prior experience or language skills are necessary. Click on thisZoom link here to participate.
Virtual CBI Café
Sundays, April 26-May 10
Humor in Jewish Tradition: Jonah, the Whale and his Gourd
Join Rabbi Justin David over the next few weeks as he explores humor found in Jewish text.
Join us weekly—or as often as you can— for an informal study of Jewish texts and lively discussions, now held online every Tuesday. Registration is not required, and there is no charge. Click on Zoom link here. Password:
Virtual Farm Tour
Tuesday, April 28,1:00 pm
Join Farmer Rebecca and Farmer Rose on Facebook Live for the weekly romp around the farm looking for signs of spring. Tune in to https://www.facebook.com/abundancefarm to check in on your favorite Jewish farm and your favorite Jewish farmers.
D'var Torah Parashah Study
Thursday, April 30, 10:00 am
Be a part of this robust, searching and joyous time to explore the weekly Torah portion with traditional sources and our own questions. Click on Zoom link here. Password: 710455