SPECIAL WINTER OPPORTUNITY
Cost ranges from $75-$225 for basic registration fees, depending on age and other factors. The deadline to avoid a late fee is Mon. the 23rd, but if you get it in this week (by 11/27) and write "per Peggy Davis" on the form, the late fee will be waived.
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
I'm back from my 2 week trip to Israel and the west bank; it was amazing and strong and safe.
We were flying over France as events unfolded there, of course unknown to us.
So we ARE in all this together...
Maybe our faith, maybe our community, maybe our prayerful intentions can help us and help the situation. Please join us for the events and programs coming up this month.
December 3, 7:30-9, I will be offering a practice session using compassionate listening training materials. I look forward to guiding us thru deepening questioning techniques, reflective listening and other tools for dialogue.
Dec 4, is this month's family Shabbat at 5:30. Joining us for shabbat the evening and leading the sabbath prayers will be friends and family of Leena Newcome. Leena's neice and nephew, Rose and Dhar Newshore are celebrating the bnai mitzvahs this weekend.
We are practicing this song from this website: http://www.navatehila.org/35897/Psalm%2D98. Please give a listen if you can.
Rabbi Shefa will be our guest on the following weekend for her celebration of the themes of Chanukah. See the flyer at: http://www.templeisraelgreenfield.org/images/shefa_gold_weekend.jpg
We will also celebrate our own rededication as a community and rabbi, making our work together official and consecrated, at the installation event Saturday evening.
PRESIDENT'S REPORT: On Sunday, November 22nd, fifteen (15) great students from Deerfield Academy's hockey team did their community service at our Temple - painting, raking, cleaning walls, etc. It was a wonderful afternoon with the kids and so appreciated to help maintain the Temple building and grounds. This is the third time we've been fortunate to have DA's services and hope to continue in the future. Thanks to Marc Weinberger and Norm Hirschfeld for working right along side with the students. It's very heart warming to see teenagers being positive, hard working and polite as well!
I hope you've put the Shabbaton event on your calendars for the weekend of December 11-13th for Andrea's installation, Shabbat services and the workshop with Shefa Gold. You can register on our website and it'll direct you to send payment to the Temple office.
This is the time to think of giving gift cards to family. Just the other day, I was at Food City and a person walked in and purchased five $20 gift cards for family. Why not approach me or Fran, our office manager to purchase these cards for Chanukah.
The gift shop is closing. Think of us for chanukah gifts. Fran is here on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 25% off.Lenore
COMPASSIONATE LISTENING TRAINING
Compassionate Listening is a training and practice on how to listen in a humanizing and heart-centered way - even when we disagree. With skilled listening, we may be able to transform conflict and grief into resolution and restored relationships.
CL draws from - and overlaps with - other communication systems, including Reevaluate Co-counseling, Jewish laws of speech, Non-violent Communication and related technologies. CL has been practiced in the field in locations from Alaska to Africa, in prisons and in political disputes. Thirty one delegations trained in CL have traveled to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
Thursday December 3 is the first of a planned monthly practice group. Each evening we'll learn and practice a new skill, using topics of interest to the group members.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
It's that time of year again! We will once again be serving the Christmas Community meal at the 2nd Congregational Church in Greenfield on Wednesday December 9th.
We will need the usual $ for Turkeys, side dishes and desserts, servers and cleaner uppers.