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  • All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

    60 Highland Street: Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
    Friday, September 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Friday, September 2, 2016 - 5:30pm

    6 pm - Candle lighting and dinner;
    6:45 pm - Service

    Once a month, we gather for a potluck vegetarian dinner followed by a musical, all-ages erev Shabbat service. Join us for this fun, musical erev Shabbat experience appropriate for adults and kids of all ages (especially kids in pre-school through 4th grade).  We’ll end at 7:30 pm with Oneg Shabbat (dessert).

    Please bring a vegetarian/dairy main dish to share - enough for 15-20 people.

  • Labor Day Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland St.: Sanctuary, Kitchen, FH, Rms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

    Please join us for musical, participatory, weekly Shabbat Morning Services, beginning at 9:45am. For people of all backgrounds and levels of Jewish experience. Services will be followed by a kiddush lunch. Free childcare is available. All are welcome.

    In honor of Labor Day, this Shabbat, we will be hosting Bob Ross, Professor of Sociology at Clark University, and the author of Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops (and husband of CDT member Marion Ross!).  The son of a teacher and a garment worker, and the grandson of garment workers, Bob has written extensively on the global apparel industry and labor conditions and workers’ rights in it.  During the Torah service, he will share some of his family’s story, and the challenges (and opportunities) of labor and labor organizing today.

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  • High Holiday Preparation Class

    60 Highland Street Newton: Library
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Class dates: Wednesdays 9/7, 9/14, & 9/21 7:30-9:00pm with Rabbi Toba Spitzer

    In rabbinic tradition, the month of Elul–the 4 weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah–are an auspicious time for personal reflection & transformation.  In this class, we’ll explore some of the themes of the High Holydays, studying a variety of Jewish texts & thinking togeher about how to make meaningful changes, whether big or small, in our lives.  *This class is free & open to the community; please join us.

  • Got Shabbat? (Including Tot Shabbat)

    60 Highland St: Sanctuary, FH, kitchen, library, LR, Rm 212, Rms 109-111
    Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

    Join us for “Got Shabbat?”, an opportunity for the whole community to come together and have fun, learn together and find new ways to celebrate Shabbat. Beginning together with songs and blessings, adults and kids are then invited to choose from a panoply of activities, until we gather again to read a little Torah and close the service together. Come find out if you’ve “Got Shabbat”! A kiddush lunch will follow.

  • High Holiday Preparation Class

    60 Highland Street Newton: Room 111
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Class dates: Wednesdays 9/7, 9/14, & 9/21 7:30-9:00pm with Rabbi Toba Spitzer

    In rabbinic tradition, the month of Elul–the 4 weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah–are an auspicious time for personal reflection & transformation.  In this class, we’ll explore some of the themes of the High Holydays, studying a variety of Jewish texts & thinking togeher about how to make meaningful changes, whether big or small, in our lives.  *This class is free & open to the community; please join us.

  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland St.: Sanctuary, Kitchen, FH, Rms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

    Please join us for musical, participatory, weekly Shabbat Morning Services, beginning at 9:45am. For people of all backgrounds and levels of Jewish experience. CDT Member-led services will be followed by a kiddush lunch. Free childcare is available. All are welcome.

    *Rabbi Toba off.

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  • High Holiday Preparation Class

    60 Highland Street Newton: Library
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Class dates: Wednesdays 9/7, 9/14, & 9/21 7:30-9:00pm with Rabbi Toba Spitzer

    In rabbinic tradition, the month of Elul–the 4 weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah–are an auspicious time for personal reflection & transformation.  In this class, we’ll explore some of the themes of the High Holydays, studying a variety of Jewish texts & thinking togeher about how to make meaningful changes, whether big or small, in our lives.  *This class is free & open to the community; please join us.

  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland St.: Sanctuary, Kitchen, FH, Rms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

    Please join us for musical, participatory, weekly Shabbat Morning Services, beginning at 9:45am. For people of all backgrounds and levels of Jewish experience. Services will be followed by a kiddush lunch. Free childcare is available. All are welcome.

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  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland St.: Sanctuary, Kitchen, FH, Rms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

    Please join us for musical, participatory, weekly Shabbat Morning Services, beginning at 9:45am. For people of all backgrounds and levels of Jewish experience. Services will be followed by a kiddush lunch. Free childcare is available. All are welcome.

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  • Rosh Hashanah - Day 1 (5777)

    Gann Academy 333 Forest St. Waltham, MA
    Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

    Please join us for this musical morning service! During the Torah reading, we will celebrate the new life in our community. If a child has come into your family this past year, please join us for a special aliyah!

    Children’s services at 10:00am; adults and kids come together at 12:45pm for the blowing of the shofar. Childcare is available following children’s services (11:00am-1:00pm).

    Adult Service: 9:30am - 1:00pm

    Family and Youth Services 10:00am - 11:00am

    Tashlikh: On Rosh Hashanah, it is customary to symbolically release our transgressions and to cast off that which holds us back from doing complete teshuvah. There are two opportunities for Tashlikh: 4:30 pm at Newton City Hall Pond with Rabbi Toba Spitzer, & a congregant-led gathering at 4:30 pm at the Beach at Jamaica Pond. Please bring small beans (no bread, please) to cast into the water.  All ages are encouraged to come!

     *CDT OFFICE CLOSED.

     

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