Sermons & Articles

High Holy Days Guide

Posted on September 9, 2021

Looking for the High Holy Day Guide? Click the button below to access the descriptions for all High Holy Day services, programming, childcare, and volunteering. Keep checking the guide for updates! Recent updates include: adding links for online machzorim and information about ushers/greeters! High Holy Days 5782 Guide

I Love Israel- High Holy Days Sermon

Posted on September 9, 2021

My best friend from childhood, David, is a Tottenham Hotspurs supporter. Now I know that I’ve lost some of you already, but to translate that means he roots for an English soccer team known affectionally as Spurs. I, on the other hand, am a lifelong Liverpool supporter. They are, of course, Boston’s team as part Continue Reading »

Celebrating from Home: High Holy Days Resources 5782

Posted on September 3, 2021

Click the link below to access our resources if you and your loved ones are celebrating the High Holy Days from home: High Holy Days at Home Resource

How to Choose a Religious School

Posted on August 23, 2021

by Rabbi Danny Burkeman & Alison Weikel Originally posted on Recently we were both witness to a discussion on a Jewish Facebook page as a parent asked a question about looking into Hebrew school options for her first-grader. Forty-four comments (and counting) later it was clear there were a lot of people seeking to Continue Reading »

Empathy is the Cure to Society’s Ills

Posted on August 23, 2021

I have seen a sign. And I am sorry to tell you it wasn’t a good one. No, don’t worry it wasn’t that kind of sign, it was an actual physical sign, the type you put out on your front lawn. And in six simple words it symbolizes everything that is wrong with our society Continue Reading »

Security Grants Awarded to Temple Shir Tikva

Posted on August 15, 2021

Thanks to two generous grants from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Commonwealth Nonprofit Security Grant Program, the Early Learning Center was able to make almost $20,000 worth of upgrades to the security and safety systems. Click here to read more.

The Diameter of the Bombs

Posted on May 28, 2021

by Rabbi Jordi Schuster Battis There is a poem by Yehudah Amichai called “The Diameter of the Bomb” that talks about the circles of impact of a single explosion. He wrote— The diameter of the bomb was thirty centimeters and the diameter of its effective range about seven meters, with four dead and eleven wounded. Continue Reading »

The contradictory truths of Israel-Palestine

Posted on May 14, 2021

A story is told of six blind men who were fascinated by elephants.[1] They had heard so many tales of these majestic creatures, but of course they had never seen one. One day word came to them that an elephant had arrived in town and so they all set out to meet the animal. The first Continue Reading »

The Jewish Call to Vaccination

Posted on May 9, 2021

It started in Israel as so many innovations and moments of progress often do. Once again, they were the leaders and the ones who were blazing a path for the rest of the world to follow. It began with a new type of photograph shared on social media. A picture of two masked people, one Continue Reading »