"Sisters in Spirit"
Women of Our Jewish/Muslim Dialogue Meet for Cooking Class, Dinner, and Conversation
Twelve BJS women had a special opportunity to connect with an equal number of women from our congregation’s renewed Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Dialogue project on Sunday evening, April 1, 2012 at The Turkish Cultural Center (TCC). The TCC, along with the Peace Islands Institute, are the Islamic partners in our Dialogue. Read more...
BJS FAMILY PASSOVER SEDER
Second Night of Passover
Saturday, April 7 - 6:30 PM
Please join us for our annual BJS Seder on April 7 at 6:30 pm. Our participatory Haggadah ceremony with singing, discussion and full catered dinner has become a beloved holiday tradition. We will be joined by invited guests from Emmanuel Church and members of our Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Dialogue.
Please note that reservations for our BJS members and their invited guests, are available on a first come-first served basis. Member Cost: $45.00 per person. Adult Guests - $50.00.
Temple members also have the opportunity of sponsoring an invited guest or fellow BJS Family member who may not be able to cover the cost of joining us, by donating a "Seat for Elijah".
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Saturday, April 14th, 10:00 AM
Torah Study with Rabbi Devon Lerner
An Introduction to Martin Buber's "I and Thou." Torah Texts: "Words that Inspire Us" Please bring an example of words in our liturgy or in any other ritual, that inspires you. If you have passages from literature or other sources that speak to you, please bring those as well. Every student will have an opportunity to share at least two pieces.
Friday, April 20th, 6:30 PM
Sabbath Eve Service
"Reflections of an Ambivalent Pilgrim: Report from Israel- Part II"
We will continue our review of our rabbi's recent trip to Israel. He will continue his reflections on the complex religious and political challenges that pervade Israeli life, as well as the many deeply moving and positive experiences of visiting the great historic sites of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Masada.
The BJS Choir will rehearse at 5:45 PM.
Our Oneg Shabbat Social Hour will follow the Service.
Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 PM
Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Dialogue
Location: Peace Islands Institute/Turkish Cultural Center
2 Center Plaza, Boston (Opposite Government Center)
As we have announced, our congregation is excited to be renewing our past connection with the Boston Dialogue Foundation (BDF), a Turkish Islamic organization and mosque with whom BJS has cooperated in interfaith dialogue and other programs over the past four years.
In the midst of the continuing imperative for dialogue and relationship building between all of America's faith communities - highlighted in this tenth anniversary year of 9/11 - there is a special compelling need for American Jews and Muslims to reach out to one another. BDF is a progressive Islamic group, is a unique voice in the Muslim community, and offers a particularly compatible counterpoint to our temple's liberal Reform Jewish commitment.
We will also host BDF members at our upcoming Seder. Please let us know if you wish to be a part of this important and challenging effort - firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date: Annual Tobin School Spring Clean-up!
Saturday, May 19, 9:00 AM
Mark your calendar for the Tobin School Annual Spring Clean-up! We will join school and community groups to clean, plant and paint from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come for as long as you can to enhance the outdoor learning environment at our partner school, which has become a source of pride for the Mission Hill community and the City of Boston.
LOVE TO SING?
In response to many continued expressions of interest, we are building a BJS Choir to add to the wonderful musical experience we share at each Service. Many of the details and logistics are open for suggestion and discussion.
Please let us know if you would like to take part!
We'd love to have you share your musical spirit.