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Thanksgivukkah

Thanksgivukkah

Since the late 1800s, the first day of Chanukkah and Thanksgiving have not fallen on the same day – until this year. The convergence of... Read More
Posted in: Community News
Gann Academy

It Keeps Getting Better at Gann Academy

By Carol EnglanderChair of the World Languages Department Gann Academy is a phenomenal school, and I don’t say that lightly.   I’ve taught in public... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
RabbiHaLevi

Chanukah Third Night: Darkness To Light

Judaism is not that complicated (regardless of how hard we try to complicate it). If I were to sum it up with a verse from... Read More
RabbiHaLevi

Chanukah Second Night: Black Friday Presence

Indeed the holidays are upon us. For those who celebrate Chanukah we’re already knee high into the gifts (eight nights, four kids, I can barely... Read More
Hanukkah Day 2 - Acknowledging Greed and Encouraging Generosity

Hanukkah Day 2 - Acknowledging Greed and Encouraging Generosity

by Rabbi Katy Z. AllenIn the Talmud (Shabbat 21b), the rabbis discuss how to light thehanukkiah - the Hanukkah candelabrum. The famous sages Hillel and Shammai... Read More
Ma'yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope

Hanukkah Day 1 - Dispelling Fear and Finding Courage

by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen This week's Torah portion is Miketz -- we are smack dab in the middle of the Joseph story, a sure sign that Hanukkah... Read More
Hanukkah at Valley Forge

Hanukkah at Valley Forge

In addition to Thanksgiving, this week we celebrate Hanukkah, a holiday about the triumph of a small group of Jews against the large Greco-Roman empire.... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
Death...then Life

Death...then Life

  by Meital Yasur Beit-Or, "Israel Today            Yifat Brilliant, of Givatayim, underwent two traumatic experiences in one brief month. One culminated in death…the other... Read More
Posted in: Personal Stories
RabbiHaLevi

Chanukah First Night: Do You Believe In Miracles?

Chanukah is a holiday about miracles. Whether it’s the traditional tale of finding a canister of oil in the destroyed Temple, igniting it into a... Read More
Jeremy Burton

Thanksgivukkah: Celebrating our Civic Faith

Chanukah, the beloved holiday that has taken on an outsized role in American Jewish life, has a complex and ambiguous origin, with a meaning that... Read More

Events

Kosher L'Pesach Jazz Brunch
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kosher L'Pesach Jazz Brunch

Ahavath Torah Congregation
Tremont Street Shul 20s&30s
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

HametzFest

Tremont Street Shul 20s&30s
Women Working Together Job Search Strategy Group & Individual Career Coaching
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Women Working Together Job Search Strategy Group & Individual Career Coaching

Career Moves -- a division of JVS | Get Your Career Moving
Riverway Cafe
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Riverway Cafe

Riverway Project
Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Bissel Schlissel Challah Baking Workshop

Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
PJ Library Topsy Turvy Pajama Shabbat
Friday, April 25, 2014

PJ Library Topsy Turvy Pajama Shabbat

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Yavilah McCoy & Alexi Parashcos "Elements of Jewish Gospel"
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Yavilah McCoy & Alexi Parashcos "Elements of Jewish Gospel"

Temple Hillel B'nai Torah
Blue & White Night
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Blue & White Night

CJP - Combined Jewish Philanthropies
The Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory, and Politics
Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory, and Politics

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies