Events and Initiatives
Chag Sameach  Happy Passover

Read Executive Director David Bernat's holiday reflection "Exodus and Empathy" published in the recent issue of Shalom Magazine, in hard copy throughout the area and available online  Click Here .
New Partnership

We are pleased to welcome the Rabbis and Cantors Retirement Plan (RCRP) under the Synagogue Council umbrella. The relationship with RCRP is consistent with our mission of promoting Jewish unity and pluralism, and building community within an increasingly post-denominational eco-system.  Click here for information about the RCRP.
Israel Resources Forum

Did you know that Passover is not the only time of year to hold a Seder? Seders have long been traditional on Tu BShvat and more recently have entered the calendar of Yom Haatsmaut, Israel Independence Day observance.  Along with the massive community events, a Seder is a wonderful way of marking this pivotal moment in Jewish history.
We invite you to consider the Israel Seder Project, developed by Rabbi Samuel Barth, for your congregation or community. Click here for details.
Sustainable Synagogues

Tech Study
May 7th, 2-6pm at Temple Israel/Boston
A rare opportunity for synagogue building overseers to learn and plan for deep energy/carbon-emissions cuts and $ savings. JCAN has assembled top building energy efficiency experts to help you plan.
1-2 representatives may register per congregation -- Please share with your managers, building committees, boards, and administrators and encourage their attendance. Register here. $20 donation per congregation. 
Questions? Contact: David 617-504-2006 (call or text), family.lowe@gmail.com
MAAVAR
Resources for Congregations
in Transition

We've crossed state lines and oceans to find new homes for Norwood Torah and Aron Kodesh.

We continue to update the
Maavar site with new listings and placements of previously listed objects.  Please visit the site regularly.
We also ask for your philanthropy so that we can continue to build our capacity to serve.
In The Community
Ohabei Shalom marks it's 175th anniversary with an exciting yearlong cycle of events kicking off with a gala on April 27th.
The Boston-area Jewish community is participating in CJP's Read On program, and we want you on the same page with us. Together we'll read Here I Am , the bestselling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer . Start reading now, and then attend a free event on Wednesday, April 26 featuring the author and sponsored by CJP's Jewish Learning and Engagement.  READ ON!
Ted Cutler z"l

We deeply mourn the loss of
Teddy Cutler, a man whose warm heart and generous spirit has left an indelible mark on us all.
Zecher Tsadik Livrqcha, May the righteous among us be remembered for blessing.  Click here to read Ted Cutlers Obituary.

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