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50 Gifts in 50 Days

Posted on May 11, 2022

We are one week into our Spring Annual Fund Appeal: 50 Gifts in 50 Days = $50,000, and we have already received 9 gifts! Click the button below to donate to the Temple Shir Tikva Annual Fund by June 24th to help unlock a $50,000 gift from generous donors. Donate Today!

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 »

Earth Day and Climate Grief

Posted on April 25, 2022

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 »

My Offspring for My Sins (Parashat Vayikra)

Posted on March 11, 2022

Rabbi Jordana Schuster Battis Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland, MA Kabbalat Shabbat • March 11, 2022 • 9 Adar II 5782 This week’s Torah portion, Vayikra, the very beginning of the book of Leviticus, is notoriously difficult to make sense of from a modern point of view. The topic is animal sacrifices: sacrifices for saying thank 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 »

Ukraine: Study War No More

Posted on February 28, 2022

Rabbi Jordana Schuster Battis Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland, MA Kabbalat Shabbat • February 25, 2022 • 25 Adar I 5782 Ukraine:  Study War No More (Parashat Vayakhel) When I was in 8th grade, my teacher at Monday Night School—that was the teen program back then at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, CA—gave each of us Continue Reading »

Temple Shir Tikva and United Parish in Brookline Interfaith Choral Collaboration

Posted on February 14, 2022

United Parish of Brookline February 13, 2022 Rabbi Danny: It is always such a joy and a privilege to be here with our friends at the United Parish in Brookline. Thank you to Pastors Amy Norton and Kent French and to Minister of Music Susan DeSelms for the warmth of welcome that we have received. Continue Reading »