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  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland Street: Sanctuary, Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Room 111
    Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
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    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
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    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 5776: Preparing for the High Holydays

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

    (Note location: Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, 120 Corey Street, West Roxbury, MA)

    We join with Reconstructionist congregations Shir Hadash and Hillel B’nai Torah to enter into the season of teshuvah, turning/returning. The evening will include a study session with Rabbi Toba Spitzer on “Beyond Avinu Malkeinu: New Metaphors for God during the Days of Awe,” and a Selichot service, featuring music of the High Holydays, with Rabbis Barbara Penzner and Rachel Dvash Schoenfeld.

     

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

    60 Highland Street: Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
    Friday, September 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    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. Members: please bring a main dish or salad, enough for 15-20 people; drinks and dessert provided. Non-members don’t need to bring food but are welcome to. 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 333 Forest St. Waltham, MA
    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 is available following children’s services.

    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 tashlikh opportunities: 4:30pm at Newton City Hall Pond with Rabbi Toba Spitzer, and a congregant-led gathering at 4:30pm 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.

     

  • Rosh Hashanah - Day 2 (5776)

    Gann Academy 333 Forest St. Waltham, MA
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

    It is our custom at Dorshei Tzedek to have a somewhat less traditional service on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, including a Torah discussion in place of the Torah reading and an alternative (and abbreviated) Musaf service. No children’s services but CHILDCARE will be available. (10:00am - 12:30pm).

    *CDT OFFICE 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

    On this special Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we will have a contemplative service, featuring singing, meditation and Torah study, at our regular location at 60 Highland Street, West Newton (not at the Gann Academy location). As always during Shabbat morning services, childcare will be available.

  • Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur

    Gann Academy 333 Forest Street Waltham, MA
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    It is traditional to dress entirely in white during Yom Kippur and to refrain from wearing leather, especially leather shoes. We invite you to join us in honoring one or both of these traditions.

    Kol Nidre, the ancient prayer of release from vows, is traditionally said before sunset. We will start the service promptly at 6:30pm; please plan to arrive a few minutes early. This is the one service of the entire year when a tallit (prayer shawl) is worn in the evening. Please feel free to bring your tallit if you own one.

    Childcare available.

  • Yom Kippur: The Day of Repentance

    Gann Academy 333 Forest Street Waltham, MA
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 9:30am to 7:15pm

    It is traditional to dress entirely in white during Yom Kippur and to refrain from wearing leather, especially leather shoes. We invite you to join us in honoring one or both of these traditions.

    Yom Kippur Morning Service – Wednesday, September 23, 9:30am

    The morning service includes Yizkor, a time for remembering loved ones who have died, following the reading of the Torah, at approximately noon. The Musaf service at 1:15pm includes the beautiful liturgy unique to the High Holydays. Children’s services start at 10:00am, and childcare ends after Shacharit, at 1:15pm.

     

    Yom Kippur Afternoon/Ne’ilah

    At 3:30pm, Director of Congregational Learning Shahar Colt will lead text study, followed by Tai Chi and Chi Gong at 4:15pm, led by Peter Wayne of Tree of Life Tai Chi. The afternoon Mincha service at 5:20pm will feature creative study and discussion, followed by a special service of remembrance. The day closes at 6:30pm with Ne’ilah, the dramatic finale to the day, culminating with Havdallah and a communal shofar-blowing (bring your own shofar!). A light Break-Fast will be served following services at 7:15pm. Childcare resumes at 5:15pm.

    *CDT OFFICE CLOSED.

  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland Street: Sanctuary, Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Rooms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, September 26, 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. CDT member-led services are followed by a kiddush lunch. Free childcare is available. All are welcome.

    *Rabbi Toba off.

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