Click HERE to read Executive Director David Bernat's reflection, connecting the Passover Haggadah's liturgy, and Jewish law, to an imperative to heighten our awareness of the BRCA gene mutations that cause an extraordinarily high instance of deadly cancer among Askenazi Jews. The piece calls our attention to the BFOR Study, offering free genetic testing, and the work of Oneinforty in education and advocacy.
Upcoming SCM Programs
Solar for Synagogues:
Join us on May 1, 7-9 pm at Temple Aliyah in Needham for a
seminar in partnership with the Jewish Climate Action Network.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Going solar can be straightforward and fiscally beneficial. Reducing our carbon footprint is critical forprotecting the planet we all share. Haven't yet gone solar?
Sign up for this unique opportunity to hear from synagogues that have succes
sfully installed solar and to meet with select solar vendors who are actively working with congregations like yours.
Join us for a Champagne reception and keynote panel featuring prominent and innovative leaders from various arenas including Ruthanne Fuller, the first female Mayor of Newton, healthcare advocate and educator Lauren Corduck, founder of OneinForty, and Reut Weksler, founder and head of Dror Israel's
Urban Kibbutz Movement
. The event will launch a new initiative to cultivate women's mentorship and young leadership in congregations and in the Jewish Community. The initiative honors the memory and legacy of Anita Redner z''l by continuing the work to which she was so deeply committed.
Details of the event, the initiative, tickets, and sponsorship coming soon.
Questions? Contact the Synagogue Council office.
email@example.com | (617) 244-6506
MAAVAR: Resources for Synagogues in Transition
Sacred Object Clearinghouse
Pro-Bono Legal Aid
Available immediately. Wooden ark, 91" wide, 111" high and 18" deep. Has interior shelves and Torah fittings. From Congregation Beth Israel in Worcester, which is renovating its sanctuary. Contact: Deborah Fins firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check the MAAVAR page for photos and new material.
The Synagogue Then and Now:
Israel Experience and Unity Mission
February 26 - March 10, 2019
Led by David Bernat PhD
SCM Executive Director &
Itinerary and registration info. coming soon.
A partnership with Hebrew College Adult Learning and
Rabbi Robert Miller in Memoriam
The traditions concerning Hillel suggest that he was the paradigmatic teacher and leader, not simply because of his knowledge and his capacity to interpret the Torah, but because of his character. He was portrayed as welcoming and empathetic, with the desire to connect with everyone he encountered. The judgments he rendered displayed both skill and a sensitivity to the needs of the community. This rare combination of heart and mind is emblematic of the wayRabbi Robert Miller z"lwalked in the world, led his congregation, and brought Torah to the community at large.
He will be missed. Click HEREto read the Boston Globe obituary.
Zecher Tzaddik LiVrachah May the legacy of the righteous live on as a blessing.
In the Community
This event is FREE to attend.
For questions please contact Dan Levenson, ADL Associate Regional Director email@example.com by phone at 617-406-6328