Sermons & Articles

Show Your Support for TST Today!

Posted on June 17, 2022

Please show your support today by making a gift and investing in Temple Shir Tikva. Your generosity today will  help sustain the future of the Temple and enable us to continue to serve as the heart of Jewish living and practice in MetroWest. Donate today

Celebrating Our Adult B. Mitzvahs

Posted on June 8, 2022

Congratulations to our 15 Adult B. Mitzvahs who were called up to the Torah for the first time today in the culmination of 18 months of learning. Your TST family is so proud of your accomplishment! Seth Battis שת בן דוד ופלורנס Carole Osterer Bellman חיה מינדעל בת משה גרשון ובאשא רייזעל Joan Blair חנה Continue Reading »

President Jackie Loren’s Annual Meeting Address

Posted on June 8, 2022

  I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and give you my hopes for the next two years. Probably the first thing that you should know is that I am a Jew by Choice.  I have been told that I am the first Jew by Choice that has had the honor to be Continue Reading »

Happy Pride from TST!

Posted on June 6, 2022

Ever-evolving, Ever-adapting, Ever-Reforming

Posted on May 2, 2022

Not ever-dying. Ever-evolving, ever-adapting, and ever-reforming In 1948, the Jewish thinker Simon Rawidowicz wrote a paper entitled: “Israel, the Ever-dying People”.[1] In the aftermath of the Holocaust, one might have thought that he was talking about the fact that we as a community have faced challenges from the outside who have sought to destroy kill Continue Reading »

Journey From Ukraine

Posted on April 8, 2022

By Janet Polansky Chestnut Hill, MA My grandfather’s story as i know it comes from bits and pieces that my mother told me over the years. I was close to my grandfather but only experienced him as an old man, he was our Zayde. He died at the age of 76 when I was six Continue Reading »

Sh’mini: March Board of Trustees Meeting Drash

Posted on March 25, 2022

Board of Trustees Meeting Drash: Sh’mini By Sasha Tulgan, Early Learning Center Trustee This week we read Sh’mini (the Eighth Day).  To briefly summarize this portion, Aaron and his sons follow Moses’s instructions and offer sacrifices so G-d will forgive the people.  Two of Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, offer “alien fire” to G-d and Continue Reading »

Where We Dwell by Beth Cohen

Posted on March 3, 2022

Board of Trustees Meeting Drash- February 2022 Beth Cohen, Trustee for New Membership This week’s Torah Portion, P’kudei, concludes the book of Exodus. The last two chapters are a summary of the instructions regarding the details of building the tabernacle, which was the  portable sanctuary that the Israelites carried with them through the Wilderness.  At Continue Reading »