Open-Door High Holy Days (for 20s/30s): A Ticketless [River]Way Into the New Year
Boston, MA 02215
This year, the Riverway Project, in partnership with CJP, will host two "ticketless" High Holy Day services for individuals in their 20s and 30s. Led by Rabbi Matt Soffer and fantastic musicians, these egalitarian services will involve music, learning and an opportunity to connect with others. Following the musical service on Rosh Hashanah, there will be a "great big schmooze"—an oneg-style dinner/hangout that brings together lots of folks throughout Jewish Boston, providing a "buffet" of information on how to connect to Jewish Boston. The Prophet Isaiah teaches, "Your gates must always be open" (60:11). We hope you'll join us as we bring in the New Year together, with our Riverway and Jewish Boston gates wide open.
Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
"…and whoever saves a life, it is considered as if they saved an entire world" (Talmud)
Erev Rosh Hashanah, September 16 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Last year Temple Israel hosted a Bone Marrow Drive in conjunction with Gift of Life. Congregants registered for facilitating bone marrow, blood stem cell and cord blood transplants for children and adults suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Since tissue type is inherited, a patient’s best chance of finding a genetic match lies with donors of similar ethnicity. We have been told that from that drive we had three potential matches.
This year, we will offer you the opportunity again on Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, September 16, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Registration is simple: a cheek swab and a quick health history evaluation. Eligible donors must be between the ages of 18-60, in general good health and willing to donate to anyone worldwide. Please contact Sue Misselbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.