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  • All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

    60 Highland Street: Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
    Friday, August 14, 2015 - 6:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Friday, August 14, 2015 - 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).

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

  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland Street: Sanctuary, Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Room 111
    Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 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 followed by a kiddush lunch. Free childcare is available (in Room 111). All are welcome.

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  • Rosh Chodesh

    60 Highland Street: Living Room
    Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
     
    Join the women of CDT for bi-monthly celebrations of the new moon. This is a day historically associated with women’s renewal and celebration. In recent decades, Rosh Chodesh has become an occasion for Jewish women to gather for learning, ritual and spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages. Newcomers welcome!
     
  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland Street: Sanctuary, Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Room 111
    Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 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 followed by a kiddush lunch. Free childcare is available (in Room 111). All are welcome.

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  • Labor Day Shabbat

    60 Highland Street: Sanctuary, Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Rooms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

    Attend the Labor Day Shabbat services on Saturday, September 5, when we will host and hear from representatives of the Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Coalition, who have served on the front lines and have been instrumental in helping to pass the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights into law. Participate in the discussion of what it means to be a respected worker and a respectful employer, and how these efforts are tied so deeply to Jewish values.

    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 followed by a kiddush lunch. Free childcare is available. All are welcome.

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  • Selichot 5775

    Temple Hillel Bnai Torah, 120 Corey Street, West Roxbury, MA
    Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

    Hillel B’nai Torah will be hosting Reconstructionist congregations Shir Hadash and Dorshei Tzedek to enter into the season of teshuvah, turning/returning, with a Saturday evening Selichot program. 

    We will begin with havdalah, food and shmoozing at 8pm, followed by Rabbi Toba Spitzer’s study session on “Beyond Avinu Malkeinu: New Metaphors for God during the Days of Awe.” 

    Following the study, Rabbis Barbara Penzner and Rachel Dvash Schoenfeld will help us begin our journey into the High Holydays with Selichot melodies and meditations.

  • All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service & Potluck / Open House

    60 Highland Street: Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
    Friday, September 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Friday, September 11, 2015 - 5:30pm

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

    Join us for this fun, musical, all-ages celebration of Shabbat! We are also welcoming all those who might be interested in Dorshei Tzedek and our children’s education program for the coming year, so bring a friend! We’ll begin with candle-lighting and the Shabbat blessings at 6:00pm, followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner (please bring a main dish or salad, enough for 15-20 people; drinks and dessert provided). Services begin at 6:45pm, and we’ll end with an Oneg Shabbat at 7:30pm.

     

  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland Street: Sanctuary, Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Rooms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 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 followed by a kiddush lunch. Free childcare is available. All are welcome.

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  • Rosh Hashanah - Day 1 (5776)

    Gann Academy
    Monday, September 14, 2015 - 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 available.

    Adult Service: 9:30am - 1:00pm

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

    Tashlikh: 4:30pm, at Newton City Hall Pond and the Beach at Jamaica Pond

    *CDT CLOSED.

     

  • Rosh Hashanah - Day 2 (5776)

    Gann Academy
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

    Please join us for the second day of Rosh Hashanah, for a less traditional service, including an interesting Torah discussion in place of the Torah reading and an alternative (and abbreviated) Musaf service. No children’s services but CHILDCARE is provided (10:00am - 12:30pm).

    *CDT CLOSED.

  • Shabbat Shuvah Chanting & Meditation Service

    60 Highland Street: Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, Rooms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 9:45am to 12:00pm

    For the special Shabbat of “turning” that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we will have a contemplative service, incorporating singing and times of silence and guided meditation, as well as Torah study.  The service will be co-led by Rabbi Toba Spitzer and CDT member Linda Kramer, a long-time practitioner of mindfulness meditation.  Children are welcome, but please be advised that there will be 10- to 20-minute periods of silence.  In order to not disrupt the silence, we ask if possible that you arrive no later than 10am.  Torah study will begin at 11:15am.

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