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  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland St.: Sanctuary, Kitchen, FH, Rms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
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    Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 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. Childcare is available. All are welcome.

    At this service we will remember Debbie Sher, whose 7th yahrzeit falls on August 25. May her memory always be for a blessing.

     

     

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  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland St.: Sanctuary, Kitchen, FH, Rms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
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    Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 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. Childcare is available. All are welcome.

    *Rabbi Toba off

     

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  • Leil Selichot Service

    60 Highland St: Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
    Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

    We enter into the spirit of the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, with this program focusing on the theme of teshuvah, “turning/returning.” Beginning with Havdallah, dessert and schmoozing, we will then have a “Moth”-style storytelling program, with CDT members sharing stories of their own moments of “turning” and forgiveness. We’ll close the evening with music of the High Holydays season and time for personal reflection and meditation.

     

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

    60 Highland Street: Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
    Friday, September 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
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    Friday, September 7, 2018 - 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.

     

  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland St.: Sanctuary, Kitchen, FH, Rms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 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. Childcare is available. All are welcome.

     

     

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  • Rosh Hashanah - Day 1 (5779)

    Gann Academy, 333 Forest St. Waltham, MA
    Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

    Please join us for a participatory, engaging celebration of the New Year. 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! All ages are welcome at 9:30am; family and youth programs start promptly at 10:00am, with the shofar service at 12:45pm. Childcare 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 three tashlikh opportunities: 4:30pm at Newton City Hall Pond with Rabbi Toba Spitzer, 4:30pm in Watertown Square with Rabbi Shahar Colt, and 4:30pm at the beach at Jamaica Pond with CDT congregant Bill Shorr. Please bring small beans (no bread, please) to cast into the water. All ages are encouraged to come!

     

  • Rosh Hashanah - Day 2 (5779)

    Gann Academy 333, Forest St. Waltham, MA
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 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.

     

  • Shabbat Shuvah Chanting & Meditation Service

    60 Highland Street: Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, Rooms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
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    Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:15am to 1:00pm

    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 18, 2018 - 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 19, 2018 - 9:30am to 7:00pm

    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 – Tuesday, September 19, 9:30am - 2:15pm

    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. Family and youth programs start at 10:00am, and childcare ends after Shacharit, at 1:15pm.

    Make Your Fast Easier – Don’t Go Home!

    You can spend the day with us in reflection, learning, and enjoying the outdoors.
    Gann Academy is very near Waltham/Belmont conservation land, with walking and bike trails.  Enjoy a walk around this beautiful neighborhood.

    Reflection with Rabbi Shahar Colt: 3:30pm

    At 3:30pm, Director of Congregational Learning Rabbi Shahar Colt will facilitate a reflection, inspired by the traditional Avodah service, on how we “do” Yom Kippur, and what it “does” for us.

    Qigong with Peter Wayne: 4:20pm

    Qigong (Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese practice that employs slow intentional movements, coordinated with breathing and imagery, to strengthen and relax the physical body and mind. Come join Peter Wayne of the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center, for this wonderful opportunity to rest your mind and energize your body in the waning hours of Yom Kippur.  No previous experience is necessary!  

    Mincha: 5:00pm

    The Mincha program will feature members of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network sharing about their work practically and spritually.  Childcare resumes at 5:00pm.

    “Eleh Ezkereh” Remembrance: 5:45pm

    Our afternoon memorial service, Eleh Ezkereh, begins at 5:45pm.

    Ne’ilah: 6:30pm

    Ne’ilah, the dramatic finale to the day, begins at 6:30, culminating with Havdallah and a communal shofar-blowing (bring your own shofar!).

    Havdallah & Break-fast: 7:15pm

    A light Break-Fast will be served following services at 7:15pm.

     

  • Shabbat Morning Service

    60 Highland St.: Sanctuary, Kitchen, FH, Rms 109, 110, 111
    Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 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. Childcare is available. All are welcome.

     

     

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