Sermons & Articles

Responding to Threats of Violence

Posted on August 25, 2022

12,233 days, over 400 months, almost 33 ½ years. That was the amount of time between Ayatollah Khomeini issuing a Fatwa, a legal ruling calling on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, and the attack which took place a week ago at the Chautauqua Institution where someone tried to murder Rushdie.  In 1988, Salman Rushdie published Continue Reading »

Eikev: August Board of Trustees Drash

Posted on August 18, 2022

By Ginny MacDowell, Development Trustee In the Parshah of Eikev (“Because”), Moses continues his closing address to the children of Israel, promising them that if they will fulfill the commandments or mitzvot of the Torah, they will prosper in the Land they are about to conquer and settle in keeping with G-d’s promise to their Continue Reading »

Letter from the President – July Update

Posted on July 22, 2022

A letter from Board of Trustees President Jackie Loren Hello friends: I’ve talked to many congregants since becoming President and they have asked me to share more information about what’s happening around the Temple. I’m hoping to make a habit of sharing updates after each Board meeting, starting with the July 18th board meeting. Here’s Continue Reading »

The Power of Dairy Queen

Posted on July 15, 2022

Originally published by eJewish Philanthropy For the first two years of my job as director of youth engagement, I had an “if you build it, they will come” mentality. Having inherited a struggling youth program – which I was hired with the explicit expectation of resuscitating – I immediately poured my efforts into revamping all Continue Reading »

“Can you BELIEVE what Montefiore said?!” The Jewish Court Project of All Time

Posted on July 15, 2022

Originally published by the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute This article was written by TST Director of Education, Alison Weikel, and Jeff Stanzler, a faculty member of MTEI Introduction  (Jeff) Using imaginative role-play combined with engaged research and mentorship, The Jewish Court of All Time (JCAT) is a web-based simulation that has served Jewish day schools Continue Reading »

Don’t Forget The Other Millennials

Posted on July 15, 2022

Originally Published by eJewish Philanthropy Since becoming a leader within the Jewish community just over 20 years ago, I have observed a major focus on engaging young adults. We can see that there are services and programs set up with the explicit purpose of attracting young adults to connect with synagogues or to their Jewish Continue Reading »

A Jewish Response to the Reversal of Roe v. Wade

Posted on July 7, 2022

I have always been an Americanophile; in case you’re unfamiliar with the term it means “a person who greatly admires of favors America or things from American culture.”1 Okay, full disclosure I didn’t actually know there was a word for this, but I googled in the hope that it would exist and there it was.   Continue Reading »

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 »